This beaded flower barrette was made by a Huichol artisan in Mexico. According to www.thehuicholcenter.org, flowers play a part in all Huichol ceremonies, and all flowers are considered sacred in healing rituals; the patient’s head is anointed with flowers. Shamans use them to prepare for the deer hunt and during harvest ceremonies to adorn the new corn. One flower that appears often is called Kiera, the tree of the wind. It is a hallucinogenic plant said to open the Huichols spirits to the highest level of enlightenment.
This barrette measures approx. 4.5 inches by 2 inches at the widest part.