This is the reverse side of the lion figure. Running down the spine is the scorpion which is a symbol of protection. In the center is the double headed eagle which represents God looking in all directions. On the lower portion of each leg is the peyote and there are at least 3 deer surrounding the eagle. On the back hind quarter is the sun. The mane was left in its natural state to create the contrast and give it a unique dimension.
The Huichol Indians of the Sierra Madre Mountains of central-west Mexico are highly creative people who reflect their strong ceremonial traditions and rich mythology in their visionary art work. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HUICHOL