The Huichol Indians live in the states of Nayarit and Jalisco in Mexico. They are known for their beadwork and yarn art. To fix the beads to the carved wooden from, they use beeswax, and then using a long needle they place each bead to make the design. The designs are traditional to Huichol culture with the peyote button being represented which is a symbol for life, health, success, and good luck. It appears in all Huichol art as it is considered to be a gift from the gods to the people to enlighten them. The deer represent the spirit guide who lead shamans on their pathway for knowledge. The eagle represents the shaman's omnipotent powers.
Mask measures 10" x 6 3/4". Beads are affixed to wood.