MO & KO Collective, based in both Mexico and Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, is passionate about honoring the sacred art of The Huichol People or Wixàritari, an indigenous people of Mexico living in the Sierra Madre Occidental, a mountain range in the states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Zacatecas and Durango.
The Huichol or Wixàritari are an indigenous people of Mexico living in the Sierra Madre Occidental. They have been creating art and jewelry as far back as the 16th century. The Huichol jewelry collection has evolved over the last 30 years, offering modern designs and patterns, while still maintaining the same handmade tradition of their ancestors. Susana Valadez, founder of The Huichol Center for Cultural Survival and the Traditional Arts, has assisted the Huichol women in the marketing of their traditional jewelry so their endangered tribe can survive in the modern world. Learn More at https://www.thehuicholcenter.org/