The Huichol Indians, who live in a distant part of Mexico, illustrate their religious beliefs in beautifully designed yarn paintings called “Nearika.” A traditional Huichol representation is that of the deified face of the sun, the Giver of Life. The Huichol make this art by spreading a mixture of beeswax and pine resin on a board and then pressing pieces of yarn onto it. While their art is intricate, we use simple images to make our version of nearika. Also we use white glue in place of the beeswax and resin mixture. “Nearika, Huichol Art,” is found in the 6th Grade Projects Gallery in the sidebar.
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