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the art of color

November 2020 | Isabel Carrillo

When appreciating each of the Wixárika art creations, the first thing that stands out is its beauty and bright colors, managing to reflect in each of them the soul of a people.

In the pieces that an artisan makes, a representation of their roots and customs is hidden. In this way, the interpretation of these colors expresses his identity and illustrates a story linked to his mystical vision. According to the Wixárika culture, this quality in their art is due to the fact that, in their worldview, colors are how the gods communicate with men.

Managing to capture these unique experiences using bright, intense and phosphorescent dyes in every detail, which are reflected in paintings, sculptures and jewelry.

Needless to say, that in the colorful creations of the imagination of a people, which illustrate their history with vibrant tones, it is possible to discover a world and soul of their creators, in each color and each design elaborated by the hands of artists.

Within the artistic interpretation, five basic colors stand out, the same as corn, its main food, which are: yellow, blue, red, white and black. The same ones that have transcended and preserved over time, each artisan manages to reflect their daily life by making pieces with different materials where color and shapes have a particular beauty.

The technique of this mixture of colors is still alive in its traditions, the symbols and shapes continue to preserve their originality. In a way of mixing their roots with the new world, these creations stand out, these wonderful and colorful pieces have the function of showing a living culture.

Each piece contains a piece of his life and culture. Wixárika art is the art of color.

visit our online store and discover the explosion of colors that connects us with the soul and worldview of our peoples in each piece.

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