At an art house on Badillo Street I found a collection of Wixarika handicrafts.
The owner explained that these were made by the Huichol people, who were the
direct descendants of the Aztecs, and still lived in isolated villages nestled
in the Sierra Madre near Puerto Vallarta. These handicrafts were colorful yarn
paintings and beaded designs. They depicted fantastic images based on such local
animals as deer, snakes, wolves, scorpions, iguanas, and frogs. “These images are
supernatural; they are reflections of visions the artists experienced during
religious ceremonies,” the gallery owner said.
Photo essay: How Puerto Vallarta came about