Thursday, November 24, 2011

Huichol VW Beetle

Each of these trippy-looking miniature Beetles are covered with intricate designs made with BEADS.

At a scale of 1:32 these miniature VW Beetles are delicately covered in traditional Huichol bead art. Sponsored by the Museum of Popular Art and local governments, this limited series promotes the indigenous craft. Hundreds of tiny beads are placed by hand to create the intricate and trippy designs. Sales benefit a fund for 8,000,000 Mexican artists. Each measures 12.5cm x 5 x 4.2.

In Huichol bead art, beads are not threaded on a string but are put on their sides and glued to the surface of something--like painting with beads.

Buy them from the Cool Hunting Gift Guide.

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