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Beaded Moon Tassel Necklace

Beaded Moon Tassel Necklace

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This black, white and blue necklace embodies the Wixárica people's story from Jalisco, Mexico. This particular creation symbolizes the moon and the divine feminine energy within. It is a handcrafted piece by the Wixárica, also known as the Huichol, and it's deeply tied to their cultural narrative.

The name "Huichol" comes from "Wixárica," which means "healer" or "shaman." These shamans connect the community with the spiritual world, inspiring their art, which is viewed as a divine gift. Their artwork frequently features significant symbols like deer, corn, and peyote—each with profound cultural meanings, depicting the reverence they have for nature and their spiritual practices.

Throughout their history, especially during Spanish colonization, the Wixárica people retreated to the mountains, helping to keep their ancient practices and way of life alive. Their art is not just for aesthetics; it is a form of storytelling and preserving their heritage, with each piece narrating a segment of their collective history.

Shamans play a crucial role in the Wixárica's artistic process, using peyote to gain visions that then influence their creations. This makes their art not only visually captivating but also a central aspect of their spiritual existence and identity.

Each work of art carries a piece of the artist's personal journey, and the Wixárica community is unique in Mexico for its strong adherence to ancestral beliefs. Their art is a bridge to the ancient times and is part of a spiritual odyssey, guided by shamans who lead their community through a rich cultural and mystical quest.

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