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. Over the last 10years we have developed very close relationships with a number of Huichol families. Unlike most who buy their art in the city, we like to actually fly up into the Sierra to observe their ceremonies and rituals and take them supplies like the carvings that they use and new glass beads with irridescent colors that we import for our artists to work with. 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.
Florencio Lopez Carrillo is the only son of Don Jacinto Lopez Ramirez, a great shaman who was well documented in the 1970’s and is featured in the 1978 book ‘Art of the Huichol’. Jacinto and his family including Florencio are considered to be one of the most important families in the commercialization of the bead art. Florencio is by trade a politician, he has served his community as sheriff or commisario, and was the municipal delegate of his community. Because of his expirience we have gone to great lengths to import special Czech #13 glass beads for him to use in his work. For those who are not familiar with the micro bead, it is just about half the size of the regular bead that is commercially available here in Mexico. The detail that Florencio is able to create with this mirco bead is absolutely astounding. Florencio’s work should be cherished not only for its artistic value but also because he is actually involved in the preservation of his cultures traditions.
Huichol Indian Hand Beaded Bull Skull Using Metallic, Glass & Micro Beads #13, the measures 3″ tall 8″ long 8.5″width.
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Please feel free to write us if you have any questions regarding any of the pieces in our collection or the Huichol that 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 and are actively involved in the presvation of their cultures traditions.