The Huichol indigenous tribe are native to west central Mexico deep in the Sierra Madre Mountains. Known for their intricate and brilliantly colored bead and string folk art, the Huichol are very spiritual people whose ceremonies and rituals form the center core of their lives.
Their beadwork, dating back to pre-Columbian times, features centuries old symbols, animals, and designs that hold great significance to their people. Each piece is delicately made by coating gourds or wood sculptures with a “Campechean wax” made of organic Mayan beeswax and resin and then placing each bead by hand. This hand beaded snake is sure to amaze. Sculpture measures 12 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 2 1/2".