Teotly

Teotly, Mexican beaded jewelry

Zapopan, Mexico · 8 Sales

Teotly

Teotly, Mexican beaded jewelry

Zapopan, Mexico 8 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   The huicholes, also called Wixarikas, that means “fortune=teller” are descendants of the Aztecs and they are one of the last indigenous communities in the world remaining with their original traditions, languages and habits. Nowadays; the Huichol communities live around the states of Nayarit and Jalisco, Mexico. The origin of their art is mainly from ancient traditions: by changing colors and shapes, they display some images displayed by shamans when they are under their traditional ingestion of peyote; a sacred cactus that allows them to cross to the unknown and connect with the divine.

In their artwork the Huichol is also expressing their religious feelings and beliefs acquired through a lifetime of participation in ceremonies and rites, therefore, this art is not only jewelry is a piece of culture, religion and tradition. This beautiful works of art are made, by hand, with beads and thread only and each one of them carries a symbolic meaning. These could be stories; legends of their cosmology, even the colors used in those pieces of art mean something to them. For example the flower of peyote itself means protection, some meanings of the colors are; Green- love, life and hope, Blue- strength, White- peace and purity, Yellow- health and food, Orange- Trust in yourself, Red- passion, Purple- love in yourself, Pink- forgiveness and Brown- live in happiness.

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The huicholes, also called Wixarikas, that means “fortune=teller” are descendants of the Aztecs and they are one of the last indigenous communities in the world remaining with their original traditions, languages and habits. Nowadays; the Huichol communities live around the states of Nayarit and Jalisco, Mexico. The origin of their art is mainly from ancient traditions: by changing colors and shapes, they display some images displayed by shamans when they are under their traditional ingestion of peyote; a sacred cactus that allows them to cross to the unknown and connect with the divine.

In their artwork the Huichol is also expressing their religious feelings and beliefs acquired through a lifetime of participation in ceremonies and rites, therefore, this art is not only jewelry is a piece of culture, religion and tradition. This beautiful works of art are made, by hand, with beads and thread only and each one of them carries a symbolic meaning. These could be stories; legends of their cosmology, even the colors used in those pieces of art mean something to them. For example the flower of peyote itself means protection, some meanings of the colors are; Green- love, life and hope, Blue- strength, White- peace and purity, Yellow- health and food, Orange- Trust in yourself, Red- passion, Purple- love in yourself, Pink- forgiveness and Brown- live in happiness.

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Anonymous on Aug 15, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Stunning piece of art! Absolutely lovely beadwork! Have already worn this piece with 2 other pieces from this artist. She is the real deal. I received so many compliments on her pieces. I'm proud to be wearing them. Super transaction.

Anonymous on Aug 15, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely lovely beadwork! Have already worn this piece with 2 other pieces from this artist. She is the real deal. I received so many compliments on her pieces. I'm proud to be wearing them. Super transaction.

Anonymous on Aug 15, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely lovely beadwork! Have already worn this piece with 2 other pieces from this artist. She is the real deal. I received so many compliments on her pieces. I'm proud to be wearing them. Super transaction.

Anonymous on Jul 3, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

The delivery was really fast!! I love it!!

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