Beadwork mask, "Dance of the Deer"
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Deer dance in a circle around a blazing peyote bud. Brother of the Huichol people, Kawuyomaire is a blue deer who travels the heavens as a guide and guardian. He can be heard by the shaman, or mara'akame, and his presence is perceptible through the peyote flowers that blossom into psychedelic brilliance. Higinio Hernández crafts this stunning mask, creating the images with tiny beads. Corn plants grow on the temples, peyote blossoms cover each cheek and a star graces the chin.
Higinio Hernandez Carrillo has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $3000 and the most recent for $3500. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of larger quantities of beads, as well as in molds to make his masks.
Higinio has left a profound impact in his community and has successfully tripled the growth of his home workshop from his first six months at NOVICA
Higinio passes down traditional techniques to his family in order to preserve the authenticity of each of his Huichol beadwork designs.
Higinio's sales from NOVICA represent the majority of his income. Each purchase makes a profound impact on his family's livelihood.