Asking for the Rain

Asking for the Rain
SKU: JBS-9502

Huichol yarn painting by
Jose Benitez Sanchez,
Nayarit, Mexico, c. 1995
Yarn pressed into beeswax on plywood
(16" x 16")

Huichol Artist/Shaman José Benitez Sanchez from Mythic Visions: Yarn Paintings of a Huichol Shaman courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Benitez was the subject of Mythic Visions: Yarn Paintings of a Huichol Shaman, the dazzling 2003 exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The paintings reflect the visions of Huichol shamans - Huichol history and mythology and especially the peyote-inspired visions through which they believe they can communicate with the deities to heal themselves and their world.

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