This heart ornament is created by spreading beeswax on the surface of a silver painted heart. Then beads are placed into the wax using a needle. The beads used on all the Huichol art in our store are much smaller than those usually used and we call the ‘micro beads’. This enables really detailed work! Gold plated beads accent the design. It’s 2 1/4″ X 2 1/2″.
Here the beads form a beautiful snake. For the Huichol, the snake deity communicates between the spiritual and physical world and instructs shamans to become healers.
As with all our art, this ornament is completely handmade by a Huichol artist.