Huichol Salamander With Beads. Handmade in Mexico. The Huichol Indians are a small tribe of approximately 35,000 living in central-western Mexico near Ixtlan in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico.
They are said to be the last tribe in North America to have maintained their pre-Columbian traditions. Their shamans and healers practice today as they have for generations.
In part, their survival is due to the focus of their traditions, as well as their remote mountainous territory.
Salamanders are the animal that takes care of the fire grandfather, the main god of the Wixárika worldview.
Magical, and colorful piece of art.
Material: Chakira Beads, Wax and Wood
Length: 5 1/2 inches
Width: 3 inches
Handmade Huichol Art