This cat is created with many wonderful color combinations. The tiny chaquira, or seed beads, are applied by coating the surface of the ceramic form with a beeswax mixture called campeche. The beads are then applied one by one using a needle. The vision of the artist comes to life as the beads are applied. The beading is perfect with every bead in place. This can easily be seen by hovering over each image where it will expand, showing the incredible detail of this art. Smaller size 15 beads are used instead of larger size 11. The level of skill and artistry required to use these beads is amazing.
The symbols on the cat are peyote, deer and maize (corn) in blue, red and silver. It is stunning! It is 4.25″ tall and 3.25″ wide.
Seen in real life this cat comes to life and is imbued with the Huichol connection to the spirit world.
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