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.