Authentic Cow Skull - Desert Union
Our Union series depicts the duality in which we find ourselves. It is a symbolic reminder that we must always have two heads. One head in the material world, the world we sense with our bodies and mind, and one head in the world of consciousness, the world we feel with our hearts. In the center, the peyote reminds us that the medicine awakens our hearts and that we must strive to live in that awakening, and to unite both worlds.
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 pieces is blessed and released.
Materials: Bone, beeswax, and cotton yarn
Dimensions: horn to nose 23in/horn to horn 17in/eye to wall 8in
Hand Made in Mexico.
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This item ships from Mexico. Please allow 2-3 weeks for Delivery.