Craft & Design Science
Colorful Beaded Skulls

Our own Andrew Salomone spotted this beautiful skull, one of eight in a limited edition called Our Exquisite Corpse sold through a trendy London boutique. Seed-beaded art objects like this are commonly identified with the Native American Huichol people of western central Mexico, though the style is dubiously “traditional.” Per Wikipedia:

The beaded art is a relatively new innovation and is constructed using glass, plastic or metal beads pressed onto a wooden form covered in beeswax. Common bead art forms include masks, bowls and figurines. Like all Huichol art, the bead work depicts the prominent patterns and symbols featured in the Huichol religion.

[via CRAFT]

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