Lizard Figure Item Number: 3448/15 from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Beaded lizard design on piece of cut-out board. The black lizard has a six-petal flower in various shades of blue and white on each foot. Down the length of its back is a wide stripe of alternating brown and red-brown, with green leaf-like protrusions on each side. It has brown and purple-blue diamond-shaped eyes, and purple-blue nose and mouth. There are other designs in light blue and light purple-blue on the body, with brown on the tail. There is a handwritten note on the wood base.

Cultural Context

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