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Handcrafted Huichol Papier Mache Mask with Beadwork, "Scorpions and Deer"

byHiginio Hernandez Carrillo: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (18)
Snowflakes, stars, and flowers interact with deer and scorpions in this... more

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Snowflakes, stars, and flowers interact with deer and scorpions in this beautiful mask by Higinio Hernandez. Facial features have been originally outlined and magnificently complemented with an incredible array of brilliant designs. The magnificent mélange of pattern and color suggest the coming of spring in all its glory and the renewal of life. The process of crafting this piece requires the utmost patience and skill from the artist, as each tiny bead is individually attached to the carefully hewn base using a needle.

  • 0.28 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 23 cm H x 14 cm W x 9 cm D
  • 9" H x 5.5" W x 3.5" D

  • Glass beads on papier mache
  • Keep out of the sun
  • Keep out of heat
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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Total reviews

18

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10/05/2019

"Breathtaking!"

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It exceeded my expectations. The beadwork is incredible. The eyes are cut out yet they are so deep that they look black when hanging on the wall. Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there. Wondering...

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Scorpions and Deer, Handcrafted Huichol Papier Mache Mask with Beadwork

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05/03/2021

"Wow - Just WOW!"

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What incredible detail! This is so beautiful and the beadwork is PERFECT. Theres not a crooked bead anywhere - the quality and artisanship are phenomenal! I cant find a signature anywhere but he definitely should - it is my first of many to purchase! I have really enjoyed learning about the Huijol people and customs!

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Beadwork detail quality Huichol culture

Best Uses

  • scare away evil spirits, bring health & happiness to your home

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From Phillipsburg, NJ

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02/07/2021

"Cherished Heirloom"

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Such exquisite beadwork on this mask. I love the design and colors. Would like to see it being made.

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Verified Reviewer

11/27/2020

"A Treasure for sure"

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I ve collected many mask but this is truly a real treasure.

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Lee

From Winfield, Illinois

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10/15/2020

"Great Addition to my Mexican Mask Collectioni"

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Beautiful detail work on this Huichol mask. Very unusual and colorful. Looks great on my office wall!

Best Uses

  • Wall decor

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10/01/2020

"beautiful"

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my second mask - absolutely lovely

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The Sun, Beadwork mask

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Higinio is a very dedicated father who has six children that he supports financially.

Higinio Hernandez Carrillo has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $3000 and the most recent for $3500. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of larger quantities of beads, as well as in molds to make his masks.

Higinio has left a profound impact in his community and has successfully tripled the growth of his home workshop from his first six months at NOVICA

Higinio passes down traditional techniques to his family in order to preserve the authenticity of each of his Huichol beadwork designs.

Higinio's sales from NOVICA represent the majority of his income. Each purchase makes a profound impact on his family's livelihood.

Higinio's income from his Huichol beadwork art supports his six children and provides for their education.

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

 
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