Indigenous Wounaan Art Plate bowl from Colombia. Handmade & Fair Trade. Beige & Copper Wire. Chunga Palm basket
Wounaan wall art plate basket. Raw palm leaf with Copper wire design.
Wounaan wall art plate basket. Raw palm leaf with Copper wire design.

Handwoven Wall Art Plate Basket WP082 - Copper & Beige

Regular price $ 219.00 Sale price $ 164.25
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One of a kind statement home decor wall art plate.

All the workmanship is handcrafted by indigenous artisans of the Wounaan tribe in Colombia. Each art piece is constructed of palm leaf threads sustainably harvested from indigenous-owned lands in the rainforest of Colombia's Pacific coast.

This raw material travels over 400 miles via canoe, portage, motorboat, and a 12-hour bus ride to arrive in the hands of the artists who are internally displaced in the nation's capital.  Once in Bogota, the women strip the leaves apart, split them into fine threads, wash them, lay them in the sun to dry, and then dye them using vegetable dyes or food dyes.  Once the threads are ready, the women thread a 3-in long needle and begin sewing coils together with nearly water-tight stitches at 2 stitches per millimeter.   20% of each fine art basket purchase is re-invested in the Wounaan community for cultural preservation projects. 

Colors: Natural beige, Copper Wire

Design: Sample Star Design

Size: 11.75 in diameter, 1.5 in deep

Wt: 18 oz