Photo of the week: artwork of Huichol Indians
In Mexico, one of the states of Pacific coast called Nayarit (and in Jalisco, Zacatecas and Durango as well), there are still living some native Indians. The tribe is named HUICHOL and they are descendents of the Aztecs.
The tribe speaks Huichol language in which the word Wixáritari means ”the people” and for them it is how they denominate themselves (not using the word Huichol.)
Huichol are mostly famous by their art, simply called Huichol art which is a very specific way of beaded art – not just the jewelry, but figurines, animals, masks etc.
Huichol people are extremely skillful, they start with the art in very young age and practice it every day until its perfectness. It takes a lot of patience to do all those figurines with so small beads.