This beaded skull measures 19″ wide from horn to horn. 28″ from the tip of the horn to the nose. 19″ from the top of the head to the tip of the nose. And also, 8″ wide across the eyes.
Santos Bautista is not just another Huichol bead artist, he was one of the pioneers of the bead art and is the winner of the 2009 FONART Competition as best Huichol Bead Artist. This exclusive signature series of bead art was done with new iridescent and metalic glass beads that are imported by us for only the best artists like Santos Bautista to work with. The iridescent beads are much more subtle than the commercial primary color beads, unfortunately the photos don’t do them justice!!
Santos Bautista is the son of Jose Bautista and grandson of Antonio Bautista, one of the pioneers of Huichol art in the 1960’s. Because of his experience we have imported new Czech glass beads with metallic and iridescent colors for Santos to work with. The colors Santos uses are softer which allow him to create better detail. This separates his work from the rest of the artists. Unlike most commercial art, which is made up of symbols that at times can seem like quilting or patchwork patterns. Santos uses details and color combinations to create a sense of motion. He is also the winner of the 2009 FONART Competition as best Huichol Bead Artist.
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