These beaded earrings were made by a Huichol artisan in Mexico. The earrings measure about 3.50 inches long and 1.25 inches wide.
THE SUN – Brings light and illumination to the world. Tayaupa is father sun, master of the heavens, and his wife is the Eagle, mother of the sky and goddess of life. The Huichols believe all living things receive their power from the sun, and that He guarantees healthy crops and abundant food.
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF COLOR:
BLUE – The South, Pacific Ocean, water, rain, femininity.
ORANGE – "Wirikuta", the sacred land where the Huichol believe life began and also where they gather peyote.