Ceramic Skull - Father Sun
The masculine counterpart to Mother Moon, Father Sun illuminates the world every morning, and on special evenings he washes the sky with the most brilliant colors. This skull symbolizes the crowned king of the sky and the father to us all.
The Wixarika of the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains in Northern Mexico believe artistic expression is an offering to the great spirits of the five sacred directions, and each creation is made in the service of prayer. This yarn painting collaboration honors the essence of this sacred endeavor, while incorporating other symbols, colors, and imagery found in Mexican art, craft, and lore. To yarn paint, the surface of the object is covered with beeswax that has been warmed and softened in the hands of the artisan. Then designs are rhythmically tapped into the surface of the wax with thread until the entire surface is covered. The rhythm becomes a meditation, which may continue for up to three days. The wax hardens as time passes. At the end of the process the piece is blessed and released.
Materials: ceramic, beeswax, cotton yarn
Dimensions: horn-to-horn 16 1/2 in | horn-to-nose 13 in | eye-to-wall 4 1/2 in
Handmade in Mexico
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