“Hikuri” means peyote in the Wixaritári or Huichol language. For the Wixaritári, a town in central Mexico known as Huicholes, it is the sacred plant par excellence; this is why it is metaphorically designated as “juturi”, which means flower, in songs where its virtues are exalted.
Considered a divine gift, “hikuri” is the food of the soul as corn is to the body. Like the latter, it has guardian deities and the goddess “Hatzimuika” is specially appointed to care for it.
This piece is inspired by peyote, made with three veneer horn segments and surrounded by a silver halo, representing three slices of peyote. The chain is made of geometric figures of hammered silver, emulating the fractalic visions of hikuri’s journey.
The pieces in the MAXA collection are unique; each piece of antler (deer horn) that makes it up is different in each piece, varying in size, shape, color, and texture. This is part of its charm. MAXA stands for “deer” in the Wixaritári language.
We use the deer antler velvet without damaging the species, since the male deer removes its antlers annually. This prompts us to support their harvesting, being an income for the low-income country communities of northern Mexico. For this reason, they protect and keep the species alive.