Authentic Cow Skull - Art Deco --LA
The Age of Art Deco fused African and Native American tribal motifs with streamlined, modern designs of Paris and New York. This skull celebrates the collaboration of old and new: creativity pushing forward while drawing deeply from its roots.
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: bone, beeswax, cotton yarn
Dimensions: horn-to-horn 21 in | horn-to-nose 25 in | eye-to-wall 7 in
Handmade in Mexico
Please allow for slight variations as each item is handmade
Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery