Huichol Sun and Moon: This Huichol work of art is done in the yarn painting style, but the designs are created with seed beads impressed in wax rather than yarn or Threas. Popular Arts Museum, Mexico City
This beautiful, one-of-a-kind beaded prayer bowl was made by pressing tiny glass beads into natural beeswax spread over a hollowed gourd. Bead art is made in limited quantities by the Huichol and Tepehuano Indians of southwestern Mexico. Click here for additional information on the Huichol people and how this art was made, and here for an Adobe Reader file describing the significance of their symbols and color choices.