The yarn paintings or "nierikas" were initially produced by the Huichol shamans, representing all the visions they experienced when consuming peyote. These were later left in caves, rivers or streams as an offering to the gods. These artistic works were documented for the first time in the 19th century by Carl Lumholtz, who spoke of them. The existing patterns in the Huichol stamen paintings were used as a means to have close contact with their gods, which is still maintained today.
The innovation of the products with which they are made has allowed the Huichols to make them brighter colors and have greater flexibility. The use of new materials has not prevented them from using their traditional symbols, in fact they retain them and try to teach new generations their correct use for the future. Much of the authenticity of the final product has to do with the continued use of the characteristic huichol traditional symbols and designs.