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PP402 Huichol Mexican Folk Art Ser of 3 Tortuise by Jesus Jimenez.

PP402 Huichol Mexican Folk Art Ser of 3 Tortuise by Jesus Jimenez.

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Welcome to Peyote People, my name is Kevin and together with my wife Beatriz we run a small gallery in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico that works directly with the Huichol Indians that live in San Andres Cohamiata, Jalisco. We believe that the artist is just as valuble as the art; every piece that we sell is marked with the artist name and has a stamp that states their tribal affiliation which adheres to the 1991 Indian Arts and Crafts Act. Wholesale inquires welcome. Huichol art abounds today in places like ebay, as well as tourist towns like Puerto Vallarta. A simple google search will bring up more web sites than there are Huichol!! The true art however is very difficult to find. It does not come from Huichol that live in the city, but rather those who actually live in the sierra, those who are involved in doing the ceremonies and rituals that make up what it means to be Huichol. Jesus Jimenez de la Cruz lives in San Andres Cohamiata the ancient Ceremonial Center deep in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Western Mexico. Jesus has served his community cargo or position including that of Governor back in 1986. Today Jesus only comes to town once and a while but always brings wonderful pieces that reflect his commitment to his culture. Please feel free to write us if you have any questions regarding anything in our collection, or the Huichol we work with. Peyote People has been recognized by the Huichol Traditional Government of San Andres Cohamiata for its work in the community and started a Fair Trade co-operative that promotes cultural authenticity by working with Huichol that actually live in the Sierra, because unlike the urban Huichol that live in the city, the Sierra Huichol are actively involved in the preservation of their cultures traditions.

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