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VOCHOL (2) detail


Album created by Jorge Westendarp

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At the Museo de Arte Popular
Mexico City
(October 25, 2018)

This is a Volkswagen (VW) Beetle (nicknamed in Mexico "Vocho") completely covered with glass beads by two huichol families. Work based in glass beads from Czech Republic.

Francisco Bautista, Kena Bautista, Roberto Bautista, Diego Díaz González, Emilio González Carrillo, Victor González Carrillo, Álvaro Ortiz, Herminio Ramírez.
From: Teteikie, San Andrés Cohamiata, Municipio de Mezquitic, Jalisco.
Lago de Actlán, Tepic, Nayarit.

Some Numerical Data
Glass beads: 2,277,000 units.
Glass beads: 90 Kg
Time worked: 4,760 hours/person, 38,080 total hours (8 huicholes)
More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vochol