This exquisite Huichol yarn art piece is created with thousands of strands of yarn which is set into beeswax, called campeche. The board is spread with a thin layer of campeche. Then the yarn is carefully placed using needles. The dimensions are 12″ by 12″.
Here are two female figures offering ceremonial candles to Grandfather Fire, Tatawari. On either side are two Kieri plants, the tree of the wind. It is a said to facilitate opening up the Huichol people to highest enlightenment.
The back of the piece includes this description:
Peyoteros Fire Rituals
When forming the world, the creators of the Huichol universe initiated relationships of reciprocity with their human counterparts in order to perpetuate the natural order. The deity “Tatawari”, Grandfather Fire, communicates with his earthly “stewards” so that humans may receive life, health and abundance in exchange for ceremonies performed to placate him.