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Hui•chol

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n., pl. -chols (esp. collectively) -chol
1. a member of an American Indian people living mainly in the Sierra Madre Occidental of N Jalisco and Nayarit in Mexico.
2. the Uto-Aztecan language of the Huichol.
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Huichol art is traditional folk art produced by the Huichol people of Mexico.
We're in the home of the Huichol people and our guide fills us in on their history and culture.
An authentic pattern handcrafted by the indigenous Huichol people of western central Mexico, the Mestizo Tallboy from designer Sami Hayek has an intricate bead pattern.
Ojo de Dios are small woven objects made by the Huichol people of North America; they call them "sikuli," which means "the power to see and understand things unknown.
Lensed by Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio (Toro Negro), non-linear doe blends digital, 16ram and 8mm footage to depict the rituals and routines of Mexico's peyote-eating Huichol people.
In the rugged Sierra Madre mountain range of west central Mexico, the native Huichol people live much the way their ancestors did--without electricity.
of New York-Albany) shares what he learned from many years of association with Ramon Medina as he became then practiced as a shaman of the Huichol people of Mexican Sierra Madre, known for their yarn paintings and peyote ceremonies.
Laws have been passed requiring the Huichol people to become more dependent on a cash economy.
It has its roots in the ancient craft Nierika, a small square or round tablet with yarn painting on each side and a hole in the middle through which the Huichol people and their deities were believed to be able to see each other.
The Huichol people are but a few thousand Indians, threatened by alcoholism, bad health and greedy neighbors.
Locals, when not searching for coins, ply them with offers to go horseback riding into the Wirikuta, the sacred hills where the indigenous Huichol people believe the peyote and maize gods live.
Today numbering some fifty thousand, the Huichol people live primarily in remote mountain communities in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit, in north-central Mexico; in recent years many Huichol have been obliged to move to areas where they could more readily find work, such as in the tobacco fields on the coast or in cities such as Guadalajara.