Handmade fair trade folk art and craft

Yarn Painting - Sun (large- 12" x 12")

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Produced by the indigenous Huichol people who live in the states of Jalisco, Durango and Nayarit in Mexico. Yarn paintings consist of colorful yarn pressed into boards coated with wax and resin and are derived from a ceremonial tablet called a neirika. This art produced for commercial purposes has provided an important, sustainable source of income for the Huichols. Even though new materials are being used, traditional symbols are maintained and transmitted to younger generations and most Huichol patterns and designs have religious and cultural significance.