HUICHOL BEAD ART “NIERI’KA” PRAYER BOWLS
My art is inspired by Huichol (of Mexico) “nieri’ka” prayer bowls and prayer mats. They are representative of ceremonial objects used for thousands of years by the Huichol of Mexico to communicate with the gods. The center of the huichol nieri’ka is the God’s Eye (Eye of God), the portal through which humans touch the divine. This beautiful work of art not only brighten your space, but can be used for meditation. Beaded design is affixed to the ceramic bowl using the traditional method of pressing brightly colored beads into a medium of beeswax and pine pitch. These ceremonial objects were made with joyful intention and love. Every bead is a prayer.
- glass seed beads on various media
- beeswax and pine pitch adhesive
- ships with description of a traditional Huichol Nieri’ka
I love to create this kind of art. I find it meditative and it brings me a lot of joy. If you like theancientsouthwest.com and you would like to contribute to the expense of the research trips, books, etc. that are required for the making of this content, I invite you to make an energy exchange. Please select one of these handmade items and I will send it to you in exchange for a modest amount of money. I think this is a good trade amongst friends.