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.
Dimensions- Height: 2 Inches; Width: 5.5 Inches; Length: 5.5 Inches
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 involved in doing the ceremonies and rituals make up what it means to be Huichol.
Luis Ruiz the Huichol who made the ‘ofrenda’. Luis is from Las Guyabas a ceremonial center located deep in the canyon below San Andres Cohamiata the principal ceremonial Center on the Western side of the Chapalagana river. The Huichol from Las Guyabas are extraordinarily traditional and prefer to follow their ancient customs unlike others who have adopted more modern ways.
The paper flowers represent nature, the coins are offerings to the god’s, the sheeps wool represents the clouds that bring the rain, the deer hair is for abundance and the quartz rocks reprent their ancestors who taught the Huichol the traditions and ceremonies they do today to appease the god’s. After ceremony, the bowls are divided into the 4 cardnal directions and deposited in their respective sancturaries. For the Huichol this ensures that the wind will bring the clouds that hold the rain that makes the corn grow.
Please feel free to write us if you have any questions regarding any of the pieces in our collection.