Huichol folk art shows unique Mexican culture |

Huichol folk art shows unique Mexican culture

Special to the DailyHuichol art hides symbolism in unexpected forms, techniques and materials. A variety of artworks will be on display at the Sebastian Hotel in Vail through April 10.

The Consulate General of Mexico in Denver and the Mexican Cultural Center, in coordination with The Sebastian Hotel, are hosting an exhibition of Huichol art that will be open for the public beginning today at the Vail hotel.

The exhibition offers the viewer an opportunity to experience one of the most important and unique cultures of Mexico. The Huichol, also known as Wirraritari or Wirrarika, they have managed to preserve their way of life and maintain a spiritual relationship with the universe through complex rituals and ceremonies.

It was during the 17th century that under the influence of Christianity, the Huichol people adopted a dual faith, pagan and Christian. These beliefs remain to this day and are linked both to nature and their ancestors.

Huichol art hides symbolism in unexpected forms, techniques and materials. Each piece is created with a unique visual language and is a table of disclosures in accordance with the Huichol philosophy.

The Huichol people gained international renown, thanks to their fine embroidery work and woven textiles, their ritual objects and especially their stone sculptures, votive arrows and calabashes decorated with glass seed beads.

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Life, according to their indigenous traditions, is a world where the visions of colors and communication with nature come together to create an aesthetic shining, as reflected in the objects that make up this collection. These works are part of the collection of the Museum of Folk Art in Mexico City and will be on exhibit until April 10.

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