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Beaded votive bowls

Description: The Huichol are a group of people that live in the Sierra Madre Mountains of North Central Mexico. For the Huichol, art is a way to communicate with the gods. The Huichol adorn many objects with brightly colored beads arranged in symbolic designs. These colorful designs are made by pressing beads into softened beeswax. One specific use of the beads is to decorate ceremonial bowls made from gourds. These votive bowls--known as rukuri--are given as special offerings to the Huichol gods.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: Creative Commons (CC By-SA 3.0);
Geography: Mexico
Subjects: Bowls (Tableware)
Mexico -- Religious life and customs
Folklore -- Mexico
Huichol Indians
Huichol Indians -- Religion
Huichol mythology

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