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Flat square folded bag with cross stitch design has woven shoulder strap with ends twisted and tied at apex, other ends stitched to each corner at open end of bag; yellow cross knit loop stitch finish on sides and at open end of bag. Two pompoms, pink and blue, are attached to each lower corner. Design on red ground consists of vertical blue lines with chevrons, alternating direction on each line, and diamonds with yellow crosses. Strap is dark blue with two solid pink vertical lines.

History Of Use

Women make the bags but they are only worn by men; more than one bag can be worn as part of everyday dress and they are used to carry personal possessions; sometimes a bag can be worn below the waistbelt; bags are now produced for the tourist market.

Cultural Context

contemporary; tourist art; ritual


The Wixáritari are known to the larger world as the Huichol, however that is not the name they use to refer to themselves.

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