Huichol Turtle Peyote Button Statue


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This turtle statue was made by a Huichol artisan in Mexico.This statue measures about 4.0 inches by 3.0 inches.

TURTLES: Esteemed as assistants of the rain goddesses, turtles are believed to be responsible for replenishing the water of underground springs and the purity of all water sources.

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.


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.