This beautiful prayer bowl, or ‘jicara’, is created using the bottom of a gourd which forms a bowl. Orange and red peyote are surrounded by four blue deer. A Gods Eye, Ojo de Dios, is in the very center and four scorpions are on the edges. Beautiful gold plated beads are used as accents. This bowl will amaze!
Prayer bowls have traditionally been used in Huichol ceremonies and hold offerings such as corn or deer hair. Here they hold the artist’s visions in beads. The peyote, called ‘jicuri’, is used in ceremonies as sacred medicine, allowing connection with the spirit world, deities and ancestors. The deer, Kauyumari, leads the Huicholes toward divine insight and the healers on their journeys. Scorpions are used by healers to fight bad luck and demons and are the protector of the peyote. The God’s Eye symbolizes the watchful protection of God. It points to the four cardinal directions.
Seen in real life, this wonderful bowl is imbued with the Huichol connection to the spirit world and will not disappoint!
The bowl is 3 1/2 inches in diameter and 1 inch deep. It can be displayed on a stand.
Do not place this art in hot direct sunlight. This may soften the beeswax. Otherwise, with gently handling, this art will stay in perfect shape.
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