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Pour a Little Bit Out

In Beadingby Cinnamon McCullum

Last week was my nod to Halloween and this week is about Dia de los Muertos which has become my preference of the two. The Day of the Dead can only truly be appreciated once you’ve lived a little and want the darkness and motifs to have a bit more meaning. 

Huichol beaded skulls are a traditional art form of the Wixáritari Native Americans in central Mexico. You can find a few artists such as Santos Bautista, Ali Launer and Catherine Martin of OurExquisiteCorpse.com (her collective also produces limited edition pieces for LN-CC),  who carry on this tradition/style of adornment and celebration. I am totally obsessed with this. If you know of any other authentic beaded skull artists, please drop me a note.