Meaning of Symbols and Design

  • Lizard- represents nature;
  • Flower- represents the blessings of the Enchanted World toward the Spirit of the Deer;
  • Dots- represents our relatives that have gone to the flower world (Heaven);
  • Cross- represents the Creator, the Father and Son and four direction;
  • Triangles (around the mask)- represents father sun & beam of life towards nature and the beauty of life;
  • Triangles (under eyes)- represents tear drops of our people who we lost in battles and raindrops;
  • Black- represents death that everyone goes through,
  • White- represents the candle lighting of human life, also Christ's robe for dying to bring us life;
  • Red- represents the blood of Christ and bloodshed in the Yaquis & Mexican Revolution; 
  • Hummingbird- represents the Yoeme culture, the hummingbird is considered to be a spiritual bird that comes from the "Sewa Ania" Flower World that brings message from love ones that have gone and gives powerful blessing and protection.
  • Swirls (above eyes)- represents the wind;
  • Butterflies -represents the nature;
  • Half circle (around the masks outer edge) -represents the moon;