Making a Fashion Statement
Aikutzi, by Huichol is a line of jewelry created by the women of the indigenous Huichol tribe in the remote mountains of Mexico. In the Huichol language the word Aikutzi means blessing bowl of the goddess. Meticulously crafted, this intricate beadwork blends native symbols with sophisticated and chic designs.
The line originated when American anthropologist Susana Valadez began to assist Huichol women in the marketing of their traditional crafts, so that this endangered tribe could survive in the modern world.Since then, our small cottage industry has made headlines and graced covers of fashion magazines around the world. Our jewelry is woven by hand with very small size 15/0 Japanese and Czech glass seed beads. We also have a line made with micro size 18/0 beads - the smallest glass beads made in the world. These tiny beads, combined with our unique designs and the fact that they are not made on a loom, create a light, supple, smoothness not found in other beadwork. Two needles and durable Nymo nylon beading thread are used for each creation. Each piece takes between a half day to an entire week to create.
100% of your purchase from here supports the non-profit programs of the Huichol Center.
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