The Huichol or Wixáritari are an indigenous group who have lived in the central Mexican mountains of Jalisco, Nayarit, Durango, and Zacatecas for the past 15,000 years.
They are well-known for their colorful bead art, which adorns jewelry, masks, and even Volkswagens.
You won’t find any beaded Volkswagens at Kuruxi López’s store at 16 de Septiembre #1A in Ajijic. But you will find lots of wonderful examples of bracelets, necklaces, masks, figures, and earrings, all beaded by hand using the nature-inspired designs of the Wixáritari.
Last updated December 23, 2018