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Selected Features

  • Hand-made
  • Protected Denomination of Origin
  • UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • 40 hours of work

Description

Add a special touch to your home with this lovely straw basket. Use it for storage to keep the clutter out of your way or slide a water tight planter inside for an extra nice touch.

Straw weaving is a lesser known art form practiced by the Wayúu people, particularly in the northern part of the Guajira Peninsula in Colombia. Artisans collect a local palm called Mawisa. They trek for three hours to the area where the palm is found, and later spend four days preparing and weaving the palm. Each basket is thus unique, the result of a desire to preserve and perpetuate a millenary and beautiful tradition.

Additional information

Colombia
Origin: Nazareth, Colombia
Artisan

Andrés Apushana

Material

Straw

Origin

Clan Apushana, Nazareth, Alta Guajira, Colombia

Height

31cm

Diameter

21cm

Technique

Hand-woven

Weaving Time

40 hours

Note This is a hand-made product. Variations in size and small imperfections can be present in the product.