Authentic Cow Skull - Cactus Bloom Night

The cactus bloom is a delicate flower in a harsh, dry, and unforgiving environment. Some bloom only once a year. This skull celebrates the beauty of the most vulnerable and fragile of life's offerings.

The Wixarika are an ancient people of the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains in Northern Mexico.  They believe that artistic expression is an offering to the great spirits of the five sacred directions, and that each of their creations is made in the service of prayer.  This yarn painting collaboration honors the spirit of their sacred endeavors, while also 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 and that meditation lasts for up to three days. The wax hardens as the time passes.  At the end, when the skull is finished, the piece is blessed and released.

Materials: Bone, beeswax, and cotton yarn

Dimensions: horn to nose 30in/horn to horn 21in/eye to wall 8in

Hand Made in Mexico.

The item you are purchasing is the exact item in the photos

This item ships from Mexico. Please allow 2-3 weeks for Delivery.

Item # 3611.0002