Yarn Painting


From: Mexico (Central America)

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 2003-19-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Huichol
Provenience Mexico (Central America)
Culture Area Central American
Creator Jose Benetes Sanchez
Section American
Materials Acrylic Yarn | Beeswax | Wood

Acrylic yarn embedded in beeswax within a wooden frame. The overall painting depicts evidence of transformation and the interconnectedness of life. The center design is a skeletonized shaman holding power arrows in each hand. Deer, rain serpents, and peyote surround the shaman. The upper right shows a pair of shamans pounding a drum. The lower right shows the divine Mother of peyote and her daughter plants with roots ending in deer antlers. The upper left depicts a flowering nightshade, half sorcerer and half teacher, in opposition to the peyote. The lower left depicts a party of peyoteros. (Furst, 2003 p. iv)

Length 121.92 cm
Width 121.92 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Peter T. Furst, 2003
Other Number LI-2003-2.1 - Other Number

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