Shamans’ Basket

From the exhibition:
Huichol Art and Culture: Balancing the World

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

A twilled Huichol shamans’ basket contains a variety of hawk and parrot feathers, prayer arrows, and shamans’ wands used during ceremonies to communicate with the gods. Tuxpan de Bolaños, ca. 1934. 42.9 x 7.0 x 6.5 cm. Robert M. Zingg collection, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/ Laboratory of Anthropology,

Credit: Photograph by Blair Clark.

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