Wounaan Baskets - Handmade in Colombia

 

Wounaan Baskets - Unique Handmade Gift - Made in Colombia

It takes an expert weaver approximately one day to weave one turn of a basket with stitching as tight as two stitches per millimeter!!  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.

            Photo Credit: Artesanias de Colombia      

Silky palm threads are sustainably harvested from the 'chunga' palm tree which has sharp spikes along the entire trunk.  These palm leaves are silky smooth when dry.  The leaves are washed, dried, split into fine threads, and dyed with natural vegetable dyes or food dyes.  The designs and motifs that appear comes from the thoughts and inspiration of each weaver, usually representing elements from nature or their daily lives.

      
Our entire collection is on display at
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
393 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL
Sept 17th - Nov 26th 2017
You can visit and walk the exhibit
during church office hours or on Sunday in between services.
Office Hours Mon and Fri : 9am-Noon
Tue, Wed, Thurs: 9am-4pm
Sunday Service Schedule: 8am, 9:15, 10:30, 1pm (Spanish)
Or call to make an appointment
872-216-4247

 

   Interested in bringing the Wounaan Art Basket Exhibit to your place of worship, work place, gallery, or museum?  Contact us for more information

872-216-4247