Wounaan Folk Art Baskets
20% of each purchase will be donated to the Maach Den Foundation in Colombia
These exquisite pieces of home décor art, are handcrafted by the Wounaan people of the Colombian pacific coast. Many have had to displace to urban centers due to ongoing armed conflict in the region. Every purchase helps to empower this community and preserve their culture.
Silky palm threads are sustainably harvested from the 'chunga' palm tree The leaves are washed, dried, split into fine threads, and dyed with natural vegetable dyes or food dyes. The designs and motifs come from the thoughts and inspiration of each weaver, usually representing elements from nature or their daily lives.
Interested in bringing the Wounaan Folk Art Exhibit to your place of worship, workplace, gallery, or museum? Contact us for more information.