Mexico is a country full of traditions, culture and especially colors. This is reflected in the art created by the different ethnic groups that inhabit the territory, with which they seek to represent their origin.
The Huicholes also known as Wixarika are a people that lives in the states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Durango and Zacatecas, it is believed that the ancestors of this group maintained an independent life, because when the Spaniards invaded Mexico, they fled to the sierra to conserve their autonomy.
The freedom that this ethnicity managed to preserve allowed them to forge a very particular aesthetic in their art.
The craftsmanship of this ethnic group was born as an offering to the gods, but also as a way to communicate to the community, and even to the rest of the men, the messages of the deity.
The Huichol people are deeply religious, so they seek to represent their worldview in their crafts. As well as the four elements: earth, water, air and fire.
The use of shades in their crafts are not coincidence because these have to do with their beliefs.
Their religion is based on a relationship of three elements: corn, deer and peyote. A large part of their aesthetics is influenced by the visions they have during their rituals.
For the Huicholes, the peyote is a ritual plant that represents the spiritual ties with the earth and the universe.
Peyote contains more than 30 alkaloids, among which is mezcalin, a powerful hallucinogen that causes a colorful trance to those who try it to raise the spirit through the peyote, to return from a trance and transform it into art.