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This is a slideshare specific to the Huichol Indian practice of yarn painting. It displays some images found on the web at various sites and practical video application links.

This is a slideshare specific to the Huichol Indian practice of yarn painting. It displays some images found on the web at various sites and practical video application links.

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  • How do you say it and who are they? Pronounced: We choelWho is defined as Huichol? a member of an American Indian people of the mountains between Zacatecas and Nayarit, Mexico
  • What is Huichol Yarn Painting?  ~ The Huichol Indians have used decorative art pieces as offerings to the Gods for centuries. These inspired pieces of art are created with colorful yarns painstakingly placed on a beeswax and pine resin mixture that was spread on a wooden base. The Indians work their spiritual symbols and designs into each piece.
  • Let’s watch a video about it:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AscvmA8-4aE
  • Here are more images:  http://www.latinamericanfolkart.com/yarn_paintin gs_i.htm
  • Student Examples: 
  • Let’s look at symbols specific to the Huichol Indians:  http://www.scholastic.com/content/collateral_reso urces/pdf/t/Target_DIC_NMMA_Huichol_Symbols .pdf
  • You are going to have a few choices when makingyours: You can either sketch out a “word” or “symbols” that you want to do… You can find an image that is true to the Huichol artwork (examples we looked at on this powerpoint) and recreate/be inspired directly by those.