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In 1997 Huichol Indian beadwork rose to stardom in the world of high fashion, and simultaneously helped change the destiny of the endangered Huichol indigenous culture. This occurred when anthropologist/jewelry designer Susana Valadez, the founder and director of the non-profit foundation the Huichol Center for Cultural Survival and Traditional Arts, joined resources with Janet Goldman of Fragments, to create a bridge between the fashion world of Manhattan and the deep canyons of Mexico.
5 Things You Need to Know:
- Guilty pleasure? Blue corn tortillas
- The one fashion item I can't live without is... My long, beautiful beaded earrings
- Ultimate celebrity dinner date, dead or alive? The late Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter
- Motto Don't give a hungry person a fish, rather, teach them how to fish.
- Favorite place to find inspiration The ocean bay of Sayulita, Nayarit Mexico
Artists are inspired in this shamanic culture by the visionary journeys they undertake in order to acquire divine designs and color combinations from the spirit world.
Price Range: $30 to $180