Ritual of the Huichol Indian Tribe


Series Title
Mexican People
Artist
Ángel Brancho (Mexican, 1911 – 2005)
Date
1946
Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
Sheet : 13 3/8 x 17 1/2 in. (33.97 x 44.45 cm)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2016.1.1.1

Label
The Huichol, also called the Wixaritari, are an indigenous Mexican people living in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Western Mexico. For centuries, most Huichol have survived by farming small plots of land which they plant in annual rotations to avoid exhausting the thin mountain soil. The Huichol family portrayed in this image is on its way to visit one of their farm plots. The man carries a hoe and a sickle in his hands and has other farming tools stashed in his tumpline pack. The woman carries a water gourd and a baby on her back. Angel Bracho was an artist and political activist from Mexico City. In the early 1940s he spent time living among the Huichol and created a number of prints celebrating their way of life and culture.

Object Type
Print