Yarn Painting: Methods and Materials
Huichol yarn paintings evolved from earlier religious offerings made of stone slabs carved with linear designs. The raised ridges of the designs were painted with natural
They sought ways to transfer the designs
Key to the spiritual function of the stone nierikas from which the yarn paintings are derived, was the fact that every element of their construction must come from nature.
Solving the problem of how to make them saleable to the outside world had the same self-imposed requirement.
As a solution, the Huichol devised a wood support covered with beeswax. Softened by the sun, the wax was inscribed with linear designs. Strands of dyed yarn were pressed