Huichol Craftwork: The finest and most beautiful in Mexico

  • The cosmogony of the Wixárika people,
    who reside mainly in the state of Nayarit, was acknowledged during the annual
    2020 Best of Mexico contest.

pieces with bead or yarn appliqués, designs that are repeated in bracelets or
necklaces, paintings, sculptures, shoes or even cars (who can forget the famous
“Vochol”), all give life to the unparalleled craftwork of the Huichol, which
this year has been selected to be one of the 2020 Best of the Best.

magazine holds a yearly contest in search of the
best in the country as seen through the eyes of the most seasoned travelers. The
contest consists of various categories with readers voting on the most original
experiences and destinations, whether by design or by virtue of their
authenticity, trend-setting nature or preservation of tradition.
the conclusion of two weeks of voting (March 1st through the 15th)
on the website, the Huichol Handicrafts won with
26.23% of the total votes in the category of Best Handicraft for 2020. There
were over 230 thousand votes tallied in 14 different categories.

México Desconocido, the acknowledgements will be awarded during the
th Tianguis Turístico México trade show that will be hosted in
Mérida, Yucatán, next September.

you like to know more about the Huichol culture and its craftwork? Read on!

  • These
    products are handmade by the Wixaritari artisans and are part of the culture of
  • Huichol art is a mixture of embroidery, bead application, and color in unique,
    one-of-a-kind pieces. The color patterns are highly complex.
  • Each piece made by the “Children of the Sun” spell out history and myths, and
    is an offering to the elements—Earth, Water, Fire, Air—as well as a way to
    communicate divine messages.
  • Most of the Huichol communities in Nayarit are in the mountains in the
    municipalities of La Yesca and El Nayar. The main community is Xatsixarie,
    which means “Place of Many Words,” in Guadalupe Ocotán. Visitors can tour the
    communities to learn more about their ceremonies, lifestyle, and artwork.
  • It’s hard to miss the Huicholes and their beautiful artwork in the festivals or
    fairs held in the Riviera Nayarit’s coastal towns of Bucerías, Sayulita, San
    Pancho, and Lo de Marcos, or even further north in Rincón de Guayabitos and

your next visit to the Riviera Nayarit, don’t forget to take a little piece of
Huichol culture back home with you!

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and
Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association
(AHMBB) continue to
promote the destination, helping to position it on the domestic and international maps with the support of the Government
of the State of Nayarit via the Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).

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