Sacred yarn boards

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

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Making art is a central part of Huichol ceremonial life. Sacred yarn boards are offerings to the gods and the precursors to contemporary Huichol yarn paintings. Huichol votive art later evolved into art produced for an outside audience when yarn paintings began to be made for sale in the 1950s, using traditional Huichol techniques and materials. Tuxpan de Bolaños, ca. 1934. 11.3 x 6.3 x 1.1 cm; 9.7 x 7.0 x 1.0 cm. Robert M. Zingg collection, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/ Laboratory of Anthropology,

Credit: Photograph by Blair Clark.

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