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$99.93 $139.90

  • Size: 9" H x 4.7" W x 2.4" D

  • Authentic: an original NOVICA artisan handcrafted fair trade product.

  • Certified: comes with an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.

  • Exceptional Artisan Quality by Higinio Hernandez Carrillo.

  • Product info: Beads on papier mache base

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    About this item: Beaded female mask on a papier maché backing by Higinio Hernandez, featuring a distinctive marra (Huichol for "deer") design on the crown. Patterns burst forth from the black background, the various sizes creating an unusual sense of depth. Bright hues representative of the Huichol culture energize the piece, as floral motifs inspired by the peyote plant are elaborated in incredible detail. The careful labor required to create these masks makes it an inspiring addition to any interior decorative repertoire. Care instructions: The tiny chaquira beads are held into place using a traditional process with Campeche beeswax, rather than glue. It is recommended that the items be placed far away from heat sources, as it may cause the wax to melt and the beads to loosen. Also, do not place under direct light, as it may cause the wax to dry up.Keep out of heatKeep out of the sun

    About our Artist: 'I was born in a Huichol indigenous community in the Mexican sierra,' Higinio Hernandez says. 'I have followed my family tradition of beaded artwork. I make my masks over paper-mache figures, and my wife and I place the beads one-by-one on an adhesive coating of beeswax. The designs are completely improvised and are inspired by our reflections and feelings at the moment that we're working.' Do not expose these pieces to direct heat or light, as it could soften the adhesive and loosen the beads....

    NOVICA Decorative Huichol Papier Mache Mask Multicolor Crowned Deer' - B0AYSO2UD