tapestry / rug by ELISSA MEDINA, Mexico
MATERIAL; felt Hexagons, stitched, handmade
SIZE: H: 190 x W: 160 cm // H: 74.8 x W: 62.99 in
Can be custom-made in different sizes and color schemes.
This piece refers to the Huichol (or Wixáritari), an indigenous people in Mexico, living in the Sierra Madre Occidental covering the states of Jalisco, Nayarit, Zacatecas and Durango. In a religious and philosophical context, ‘huichol’ art expresses the connection between the gods and the profane. Every piece of art portrays a story about their path to reach ‘nierika’, meaning the union of ancestors’ wisdom with the present one. The Huichol are famous for their glass-bead artworks and also for their use of the Peyote cactus for medicinal and schamanistic rituals. A spiritual, psychedelic wall or floor-piece, in the shape of an animal skin. here felt charmingly replaces fur.