MARION FRIEDMANN GALLERY

HUICHOL

Huichol, rug, tapestry, Elissa Medina, Felt.


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HUICHOL

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.