Vochol: Huichol Art on Wheels

March 20, 2012–May 06, 2012
Washington, DC

The museum welcomes the 1990s Volkswagen Beetle named "Vochol®," decorated by indigenous craftsmen from the Huichol (Wixaritari) communities of Nayarit and Jalisco, Mexico, using more than 2 million glass beads and fabric. This one-of-a-kind vehicle is presented in collaboration with the Association of Friends of the Museo de Arte Popular and the Museo de Arte Popular in Mexico City, the Embassy of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Institute.

Photo (detail) by Alejandro Piedra Buena. Courtesy of the Museo de Arte Popular © 2010.

Photo (detail) by Alejandro Piedra Buena. Courtesy of the Museo de Arte Popular © 2010.

Photo by Alejandro Piedra Buena. Courtesy of the Museo de Arte Popular © 2010.

Photo by Alejandro Piedra Buena. Courtesy of the Museo de Arte Popular © 2010.

Images from SmithsonianNMAI's Flickr photoset; Vochol: Huichol Art on Wheels.
Visit the Smithsonian magazine site to view a video of the Volkswagen Beetle named "VocholĀ®," decorated by indigenous craftsmen from the Huichol (Wixaritari) communities of Nayarit and Jalisco, Mexico, using more than 2 million glass beads and fabric.
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