Huichol Peyote Flor del Viento Nierika

$58.00

Huichol Peyote Flor del Viento Nierika

 

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Description

Nierikas, or intricate Huichol patterns and designs depicting shamanic journeys and visions, are created by pressing wool or silk yarn into bee’s wax melted onto a wooden base. They illustrate the Huichol belief that humans are connected to all things in the natural world, and therefore must serve as nature’s protectors. It is believed that Nierikas allow the Huichol people to communicate and connect with the spirit world. Often, they are made after ceremonies to capture the messages and images from the shamanic journeys. When they are finished, the yarn paintings are left in sacred places.

Measures 8 x 8 inches

This yarn painting depicts the Flor del Viento and peyote. 

The inscription on the back reads: “Peyote and the Flower of the Wind-Peyote is medicine and the flower guides the marakame for its power and wisdom.”

Peyote Cacti 

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.

Flowers

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.

Path of Life

Wavy lines represent the “vine of life,” which the Huichol Goddess of Life gives to every soul (plant, animal, human) at birth. This vine is the soul’s spiritual connection to the breath of the goddess in the ethereal realm. When people chose to follow her “path of flowers,” they receive her blessings: prosperity, abundance, creativity, health and their hearts’ desires.

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.

Additional information

price-ranges

$50 – $150

product-type

crafts

theme

beauty, blessings, plant medicine, protection, wisdom

tribeorigin

Huichol