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Huichol animals are tiny, beaded creations by the Huichol Indians of Mexico. Tribe members feel especially close to all of the elements that give life to and nourish the world, calling them "our Father Sun", "our Mother Earth", "our Sister Water", and "our Brother Wind". Many of these symbols and others can be found in the intricate designs on their beaded animals and within the yarn paintings they also create.

These students began with a paper mache animal they created out of recycled materials and after a base coat of paint, they covered their animal with discarded Mardi Gras Beads in patterns and symbols they learned about while studying the Huichol Indian tribe.

Dickinson High School will have a display of the Huichol animals in the main foyer of the Moody Medical Library from April 18th – May 7th, 2008. 

For more information contact Ken Steblein at (409) 771-3305 or email ksteblei@utmb.edu 

         

  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date Posted: 04/07/2010

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