These beaded earrings were made by a Huichol artisan in Mexico. The earrings measure about 3.75 inches long and 1.25 inches wide.
FIRE – Considered a very valuable gift from the gods, fire is called Tai. Tai is believed to enable the Huichol to have visions. The fire god, Tatewari, is always honored at Huichol ceremonies, and receives many offerings such as corn meal, sacred water and much of the art that they make.
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF COLOR:
RED – The East, fire, masculinity.
YELLOW – A special root from Wirikuta used for face paint in ceremonies.
ORANGE – "Wirikuta", the sacred land where the Huichol believe life began and also where they gather peyote.