"The Huichol have been famous for more than a century for their exceptional artistic talents. Originally,, they made elaborate objects with the same basic material: beeswax. Small figurines were put on gourds or wooden planks, by pressure, representing deer, corn, birds, or woolen threads. These figurines expressed wishes for good fortune, for hunting, breeding, agriculture or for the well-being of the family. From the end of the 1950s, a new aspect of this art appeared with the creation of thread paintings depicting themes directly inspired by myths and rites. This art, very original in its technique, relatively young but exceptional, is still very dynamic and is worth a great reputation to the Huichol."
Michel Perrin - Huichol visions - a Native American art in Mexico