Huichol cow skull decorated with yarn
A magnificent Huichol resin cow skull decorated with yarn.
The centre of the head is decorated with a sun representing power, and a moon representing fertility. The candles on the sides represent offerings to the gods, the peyote cactus at the top centre symbolizes the spiritual link between earth and the universe.
The word Huichol means soothsayer or shaman. The shaman links the community with the “other world” from where their creativity pours forth as a gift from their deified ancestors, to be given back as offerings to the gods. The Huichol artists originate from the Sierra Madre Mountains in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit.
The piece has a hole on the back to enable it to be wall-mounted.
Dimensions: 43cm (w) x 28cm (d) x 67cm (h)
Weight: 3.70 kg