24" x 24" #H10
Yarn on Round Board. Utilizing sacred designs and patterns, the Huichol create an array of art.
Eligio Carrillo Vicente is one of my most important Huichol yarn painters and a pioneer of the early classic style. Large yarn paintings of his visions are mounted with beeswax on plywood. On the back of each painting are the artist’s words in Huichol handwritten to describe the meaning of the vision (see example in photo). Eligio is an experienced and skillful Huichol artist. He has explained that the gods gave him some shamanic abilities, including visions. His healing abilities are limited to curing children's diseases. Thus, he might be also classed as an "intermediate" or "minor" shaman rather than a senior shaman who leads ceremonies.