Shaman

 

The beadwork wares are made by artist families from the Sierra Madre Occidental in Mexico. The people who inhabit the mountainous terrain follow both traditional and contemporary festivities with seriousness and gaiety as other communities in the random universes. The gestures you see on the fantastic bead worked art wares are symbolic as in the manner of Kahlo using symbolic gestures and contemporary artists in their practices utilizing their myths. Some of the artists are master shamans.

Latest news is there is a temporary injunction only to stop the silver mining company from Canada called The First Majestic Mining Company that is using chemical warfare by poisoning valuable fresh water with cyanide as well laying waste to the land and the mountains of this UNESCO protected site. A cyanide manufacturing factory has been especially built for the purpose of lixiviation. Not only is this Canadian company destroying the heritage of humankind and the inhabitants land in particular but using methods either banned or being banned in other countries. Poor nations and those censored from information are always at risk from unscrupulous corporations. The people non smokers also are forced to endure  terriblly dangerous pesticides on tobacco farms banned elsewhere neuro-toxic enzymes resulting in seizures the bad situation is due to an outdated Free Trade agreement USA depriving them of a healthy income traditional organic farms and art. Logging on traditional lands also at issue the results of above leaving the people dispossessed the aim of large corporate manipulators.

Proceeds of the sales of the beaded works of art go towards supporting the frivolous and serious artists and their families of the Sierra Madre Occidental. A close knit numerous and hardy community rich in heritage who rely on their art and farms as support. They liaise with indigenous people throughout Canada and North America to maintain their rights. 

One of the shaman artists from the Sierra Madre has art on display in the Paris Metro other artworks have toured cultural museums. The clothes you see the people of the Sierra Madre wear are traditional and look extraordinary as they reflect a rich cultural heritage. The people maintain their own language. Holy Kitsch! purchases in person.

Holy Kitsch  does purchase small amounts of handcrafted silver and vintage silver supporting the traditional hand crafts of silver making. Holy Kitsch! loves supporting artists the complex uniqueness the shamanistic the inventive and people who love life and cherish the nature in their care. Art is always important it is our way to communicate it is only war  and corporate greed that deletes art.

Holy Kitsch! respects these people's culture by maintaining much of the mystery of the symbols.