The Huichols are a West Mexican ethnic group who are world renowned for their beaded art. 

Our Exquisite Corpse Collection is an amazing one sold through LN-CC London's online store. It is the result of Cathrine Martin's collaboration with the Huichols.

The collection is clearly inspired by the Day of the Dead festivities in early November. This Mexican holiday is the day people remember their departed families and friends. Although All Souls' Day is largely a Catholic observance, equivalent celebrations occur in other cultures.

The modern celebration goes way back to indigenous observances. The Huichols themselves still believe in the Sun God, ancestor spirits and also worship four principle deities - Deer, Corn, Peyote and the Eagle. 

The craftsmanship of the 15 vibrantly colored and patterned beaded skull decorations is just exquisite. No two skulls are the same. The hand beading is done on a layer of wax. Each skull measures 5.25" x 7.75" x 5".

 The going price for each skull was £489.00 or approximately $770 and they went like hot cakes. No wonder!


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