Susana Arellano – Yaqui Beadwork

Susana Arellano is a Tucson curandera who learned the practice of healing the heavy-hearted and the art of making ojos de venado (deer eyes), a protective amulet within Yaqui culture. from Nana Mary Lue, a Yoeme medicine woman from Tucson’s Pascua Yaqui community. Susana was awarded a Master-Apprentice Artist Award in 2021 from the Southwest Folklife Alliance to pass on her tradition.


Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins

Festival Appearance
Folk Arts Area, Pennington St. (southside)

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