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Yarn Painting

To make this picture, Huichol artist Francisco Carillo inlaid yarn into beeswax, which was warmed and softened by the sun. It shows a man and woman making an offering to the sea goddess. They offer a pot of chocolate, and in the centre of the picture, a blooming arrow. The sea serpent is a guardian of the sea god. On the right, three coloured squares – white, black and green – signify prayers to the gods of fire, sea and corn.

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