Blue Deer Huichol
This cute couple is a little tribute to the wonderful ancient culture of huicholes or wixárikas. They are full of details that resemble this culture, such as the little “morrales” (hunter’s bags) where they keep their hunting tools and the season’s harvest. The complex details are also seen on the symbols in their forehead and their traditional clothing.
The blue deer is a particular important animal for the Huicholes; it represents the god Kauyumari, which is part of “The five cosmic hunters”. Within the ritualistic Huichol the participants embody the 5 deities, especially during the Hikuri Neixa (Peyote Dance).
Huicholes are indigenous people mainly from the Sierra Madre Mountains; they are one of the very few communities in Mexico that preserved their culture and religion after the colonisation. They have a rich colourful culture, and are incredibly spiritual, which is a strong part of their identity and customs.
These special deer have been carefully handmade, every detail, just for you.
-Would you like to help? Here’re some organisations that are currently working with the Huicholes people:
Size: 33-40cm x 20cm x 5cm
Material: acrylic felt, polyester thread, polyester filling material