Cornfield Protectors

Beadwork mask

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SKU: 145956
Corn is a basic foodstuff for Mexico's Huichol people, and this handsome mask depicts elements that are crucial for its propagation. By Higinio Hernández, the forehead is covered with a corn plant, or iko. Teruka, the scorpion, appears in blazing color on each cheek. He is the guardian of the corn and must receive gifts before the harvest. A coyote appears on the headdress.
  • Beadwork on papier mache
  • 0.33 lbs
  • 9.3 inches H x 4.7 inches W x 2.4 inches D
  • Made in Mexico