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Baskets from the Ye'kwana indigenous people who live along an offshoot of the Orinioco river in southern Venezuela in the Amazon. "Wuwa" baskets are an hourglass shaped burden basket made by women. The only tool used to make the baskets is a knife for slicing and scraping the fibers of vines or palm leaves into perfectly even strips. These strips are dried and then dyed using a variety of leaves, roots and mud. Sturdy traditional basket used in everyday life by the Ye'kwana.
This is a basket with a band of monkeys in the middle. Colors: natural, charcoal, tan, taupe, pale greenish tan and mustard. We are motivated to sell these baskets to help support the Ye'kwana people during these hard times in Venezuela. One of a kind.
Size: 8.75" tall x 8.5" wide.
Country of Origin: Venezuela.
Read more about the Ye'Kwana basket makers on our blog here.