Hand made beaded Huichol gourd bowl. Diameter measures 4.5 inches. Includes attached beaded chain for hanging.
Used by shamans as containers filled with important symbols, such as corn, animals and images of family members. Colorfully decorated, they are carried during ceremonies and prayer for protection, health and abundance. The symbols themselves represent attributes of different gods and goddesses. They are placed in shrines and sacred sites throughout the Huichol homeland.