One of a kind statement home decor vase with ethnographic motifs. This decorative vase would make an amazing wedding gift or signature design piece. Constructed of werregue palm leaves naturally dyed black and rust.
These werrengue palm baskets are woven by the Wounaan of the Choco rainforest in Colombia. Basket weaving is a traditional Wounaan practice, both utilitarian and artistic. Customarily made by the women, the baskets can take up to three months to complete and require enormous skill and artistry. Baskets are constructed from nahuala that forms the inner coiled core and chunga (black palm). Natural dyes come from many different plants and their combinations.
Many Wounaan have fled their indigenous lands in the Choco, due to persistent violence and have moved to the city. Others have migrated to Panama along the coast. This Colombian community of weavers (about 50-75) remain in a small indigenous reserve on the San Juan River. Selling these baskets is one of the few avenues of financial support for women. These baskets were purchased from a Wounaan Colombian women’s cooperative.
10″ tall; about 7″ across; circumference approx. 21″