The Gods Come from the First World

The Gods Come from the First World
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The Gods Come from the First World
The Gods Come from the First World
SKU: JBS-0511

Huichol yarn painting by
José Benitez Sanchez,
Nayarit, Mexico, c. 2004
Yarn pressed into beeswax on plywood
(48" x 48")

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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