Technique: Beaded beads are inserted in nylon thread, using an extra-fine needle.
Measures: The complete necklace, including the flower and the fringes measures 17 inches long. The flower with fringes is 8 inches long x 3 inches wide.
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Image: represents the sun.
Wixárica story about the birth of the Father Sun: "The elements wanted to create a light that would illuminate all. They proposed that several children be chosen, to select one who would receive divine inspiration and give the other beings the strength for life. First they chose the most beautiful and ornate children. They were thrown to a bonfire in their best clothes, and the little ones were turning into birds.
Since there were no good results, they requested that a poor and invalid child be delivered. His parents accepted, and delivered him, along with a younger brother. The boy was thrown to the stake in his poor garment, because it was enough to fulfill the commitment. Shortly before he warned those present not to look when he jumped to the stake, because they could get sick. When they threw themselves, different sparks flew, and those who did not obey his warning contracted various diseases.
The child sank, and began to walk underground to the east, to learn the wisdom of creation. His relatives and the major and minor elements and walked behind him, forming a large procession under the earth. The boy changed his name to "birth of great power". They all walked to the door of the Wirikuta desert. When they got there they gathered to guess the name they should call the one to be born, but no one could think of it
It began to manifest like a glow near dawn. A child playing called it dawn. Some were afraid and went to hide. These became snakes and lizards. Others began to sing, and they became birds. One looked at the sun, said "light rays," and turned into turkey. There were thus fixed five points between sunrise and noon, and another five between noon and sunset. The younger brother gave the name of our Father Sun who is in heaven. Father Sun went on his way and ascended to heaven to reign as the sun, rising by the five points that he had indicated ... "