VW’s Mexican Beetle Under Glass

Ornately bedecked with glass beads, this 1990 Mexican VW Beetle is called the Vochol—a portmanteau of vocho (Mexican term for the Bug) and Huichol (an indigenous people of Mexico).

Huichol artisans employed 2,277,000 beads and worked for 9,000 hours to create this rolling work of art.  They decorated the car inside and out covering the exterior surfaces with resin and then applying beads in intricate patterns.  You’ll see snakes, deer and scorpions in a Moderne tribute to traditional folk art.