The jaguar is a very traditional animal for Huichol artists. They are messengers of the god of fire, Tatawari and are guardians of the sacred vows taken by the shaman during their initiations.
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The jaguar head has a beautiful blue deer head on the back of the head, circular peyote symbols on the side of the head and a ceremonial candle on the nose.
The deer spirit guide, Kauyumari, leads the shamans on their visionary pathways and teaches them how to gain their special knowledge. The peyote, called ‘jicuri’, is used in ceremonies as sacred medicine, allowing connection with the spirit world, deities and ancestors. Candles hold the sacred gift from the sun and fire gods.
It is 3″ front to back, 2.25″ wide and 2″ tall. Even the wooden carving itself is a piece of art!
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