I am getting this posted early. I have been packing and trying to keep things organized. EEEKKK moving, what a job! Since I don't have time for painting or making anything new right now I am joining Paint Party Friday with another older piece. This is a traditional Huichol beaded sun. You know I have to have the sun around me even if it doesn't show up much here in my part of the world. LOL
For those of you who don't know, Huichol beading comes from the Huichol people in Northern Mexico. Seed beads are adhered to an object with warm bees wax, hole side facing out. I was able to know about this type of beading from my grandmother who spent time with the Huichol Indians in the 1960s. I devised my own bees wax and pine sap mixture in 1988 and started to create. In 1996 I was honored to meet an elder of the tribe and was blessed to create tradition motifs. I was also asked for my bees wax and pine sap recipe. Yes I shared.
Here is a close up of how the beads are laid.
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