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Mexican Huichol Indians design bead Volkswagen Beetle

Posted by rod - 15.08.2011

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How long do you reckon it must of taken the Mexican indigenous group “Huichol” to design and decorate this 1990s Volkswagen Beetle with beads and fabric? I reckon more than half a year.

The cars name is “Vochol” and is a combination of “Vocho,” a popular term for Volkswagen Beetles in Mexico, and “Huichol”, a Mexican indigenous group. The Huichol community live in the states of Nayarit and Jalisco and are famous for their traditional beads and fabric craftsmanship. During an exhibition on Huichol culture at the Museum of Puebla, near Mexico City the tribe created this masterpiece which will be auctioned off after being exhibited in Paris and Berlin next year. Images via boingboing and ajoloblog

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1 Comment (add yours?)

Amazing! Incredibly detailed work that no doubt required a great deal of dedication. Beautiful job! I wish that I could see it in person!

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