Choker Utatavi – Sophie Simone Designs

Choker Utatavi


UTATAVI means God who manifests itself in the shape of a deer.

For the Huichol people, the "magical deer" represents both the power of maize to sustain the body and of the peyote cactus to feed and enlighten the spirit. 

It is the deer that holds an intimate role. The character of the Huichol tends to be light, flexible and humorous. They have avoided open warfare, neither fighting against the Spanish nor Mexican governments, but holding to their own traditions. The Huichol hunt and sacrifice deer in their ceremonies. They make offerings to the Deer of the Maize to care for their crops, and to the Deer of the Peyote to bring them spiritual guidance and artistic inspiration.

Made with love and in peace


Sophie Simone


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