Glass Bead Earrings

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

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Huichol glass bead earrings made with a finger-weaving technique are decorated with a nierika symbol, which represents the face of the sun. They are protective amulets worn by men and women alike. Blue and white—representing water and clouds—were the traditional colors of the Huichol during the 1930s. Tuxpan de Bolaños, ca. 1934. Lengths range from 6.5 to 7.9 cm. Robert M. Zingg collection, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/ Laboratory of Anthropology,

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