$289.00

Wealika medicine bracelet

Handmade in Mexico by a small family of indigenous Huichol women, using the highest quality Japanese beads.

Ethically made and fairly traded.

By developing direct personal relationships with the artisans and their families, based on communication, transparency and mutual respect we have established fair trading partnerships.

When you purchase our jewellery you are supporting communities of Huichol artisans by empowering them to preserve their traditional art and cultural heritage.

From the time they are children, Huichol indians learn how to communicate with the spirit world through symbols and rituals, thus for the huichol,  beadwork is more more than mere aesthetic expression. The symbols in the jewellery reflect Huichol culture and its shamanic tradition. Like icons they are documents of ancient wisdom.

2 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Symbolism

Handmade in Mexico by indigenous Huichol women.

This bracelet is not only beautiful but its design has a deep spiritual significance to the indigenous Huichol people.

The doubled-headed eagle represents the Shaman’s omnipotent power and ability to see in all directions. The goddess, Mother Eagle, Mother of the Sky and Queen of the Heavens, is embodied by the eagle or Wealika.

Life is a constant object of prayer for the Huichol.

From the time they are children, they  learn how to communicate with the spirit world through symbols and rituals, thus for the huichol,  beadwork is more more than mere aesthetic expression. The symbols in the jewellery reflect Huichol culture and shamanic tradition. Like icons they are documents of ancient wisdom.

Since their written language was only recently developed, the symbols were the Huichol people’s primary form of communication and continue to preserve their sacred traditions, myths and religion.