Isandro Villa Lopez

Huichol art abounds today in places like ebay, as well as tourist towns like Puerto Vallarta. A simple google search will bring up more websites than Huichol. The true art however, is very difficult to find. It does not come from Huichol that live in the city, but rather those who actually live in the sierra, those who are involved in doing the ceremonies and rituals that make up what it means to be Huichol. 

The Wixarika (Huichol) people are internationally acclaimed for their artwork. This piece is adorned with symbology from their culture. Isandro Villa Lopez is a young father who lives in Agua Zarca, a small ranch just outside of San Andres Cohamiata. Isandro’s grandfather Jacinto Lopez was considered to be the grandfather of bead art