This beaded bracelet was made by a Huichol artisan in Mexico. It depicts five peyote cacti. Five is a sacred number to the Huichol and they often do ceremonies in groups of five. Peyote Cacti is a symbol for life, sustenance, health, success, good luck, and acquisition of shamanic powers, the peyote appears in practically all Huichol art and is considered a gift from the gods to the people to enlighten their lives and bring them into the mystical realm.. This bracelet measures approx. 6 inches by 2 inches.
According to www.thehuicholcenter.org,
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF COLORS:
WHITE – Cloud Spirits.
RED – The East, fire, masculinity.
BLUE – The South, Pacific Ocean, water, rain, femininity.
GREEN – The Earth, the Heavens, healing, the heart, grandfather, growth.
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.