Creation of the Volkswagen Insect may have finished a year ago, yet it stays one of the most notable vehicles ever constructed, particularly in the more established emphasess, for example, this 1990 model that has been changed over to a masterpiece 20 years after.
Commissioned by public and private organizations, it is named the ‘Vochol’, after the word ‘vocho’, a typical term for the Bug in Mexico, and ‘Huichol’, which is another name for the Wixarika indigenous gathering of Nayarit and Jalisco, who have protected a large number of their pre-Colombian conventions over the centuries, including the embellishing beadwork
Decorating the outside and inside of this Beetle are 2,277,000 beads, which were applied in expound designs by hand by eight specialists from two Huichol families. They labored for a very long time, adding up to more than 9,000 hours, to finish the task, which highlights images that honor their way of life.
For example, there are two snakes in the mists on the hood that represent rain, a deer, scorpions, flying creatures and peyote flowers on the sides, a shaman guiding a kayak at the back and a huge sun on the rooftop that represents the union among people and divine beings. Four two-headed birds offer insurance to travelers, and the expressions ‘a long time since the Mexican Upset’ and ‘200 years of Freedom’ are explained in the Wixarika language along the bumpers, denoting the centennial of the Mexican Upheaval in 1910 and the battle of autonomy from Spain in 1810.
The extraordinary Creepy crawly Vochol was introduced at a gallery in Guadalajara, Mexico, and afterward included in Mexico City for display. Accordingly, it ventured to the far corners of the planet, halting at exhibition halls in South America, the US, Europe, Asia and the Center East. Whenever it is not on loan, The beaded beetle can be seen at the Museo de Arte Popular in Mexico City.