Colorful Highly Collectible & Unique (DARIEN RAINFOREST ART, PANAMA) MUSEUM QUALITY with INTRICATE MINUSCULE WEAVE American Indian Wounaan Hösig Di Basket Finest Artist Diamond Motif 300A28 DESIGNER COLLECTOR DECOR ART
MASTERPIECE OF CRAFTSMANSHIP, FINEST MINUTE WEAVE IN EXISTENCE
BEST BASKETRY IN THE WORLD, MUSEUM ART
A beautiful Wounaan Hösig Di basket
(Seen on the first 7 photos)
Collected in the Darién Rainforest of Panamá
A museum art creation and one of a kind
Measures: 4" x 5 1/2" x 16" (diameter)
Other baskets shown on additional photos are also available
Priced at a fraction of retail
This is a great price for this time consuming detailed masterpiece of hand woven art, the finest work: compare!
We only buy the tightest, the best designs and the greatest color choices, all museum quality.
This creation has a unique 4 color earth-tone (green,ivory, beige-yellow, brown) Geometric Diamond motif artist basket by known artist, Maria.
Done to perfection with a fine tight weave, stunning!
Absolutely gorgeous weaving and so intricate with great intricacy
Quality artwork and time consuming detail.
It is even harder and more time consuming to weave a miniature basket since there is hardly room for fingers to operate within.
We have a wide variety of the best quality and motifs available in Wounaan baskets. We have sold them internationally, and to museums as well, because of their perfection and high quality.
This weaving perfection, tightness and minuteness cannot be found today, neither can the perfection of the design
The baskets we carry have the most minuscule and tightest weave available (baskets can even contain water), we only pick perfection, as well as the best designs to be found in these collector baskets, the finest in the world.
A Thread-like fiber material, harvested from the new shoots of the Chunga Palm, was used to create the outstanding minute weave above.
The Wounaan Indians of the Darien Rainforest of Panama are the finest weavers in the world. They construct a basket with weave is so tiny that it can contain liquids: the fiber used is the Chunga palm leaf (new shoot - also used to weave Panama hats-) only found in the Darien rainforest. Their intricate and minute motifs range from tropical flora and fauna to varied geometric patterns. Baskets are woven with a needle and can be compared to a textile, so minuscule is the weave.
The colors are obtained from natural vegetal dyes: roots, berries, herbs, leaves and even silt-fine mud. Master weavers have refined the silk-stitch or rib-stitch technique, working 60-90 or more thread-fine strands of chunga per inch in a extremely detailed and tedious tight stitching, and creating masterpieces that ressemble a fine tapestry. Basket designs are a work of art so complex and intertwined that keeping the stitch-by-stitch ramblings of animals, flowers, butterflies, birds, insects in check is a difficult task that takes a tremendous amount of time. Some baskets can take up to 3 years to complete as a result.
The Indians believe that all plants and animals are related to each other, thus weavers seek the harmony of nature when creating baskets our of the nature around them, they capture the spirit of their world in their art which is museum quality.
They also work a technique more complex than twining—coil construction, starting with a small bundle of fibers tied in a small overhand knot. The more fibers gathered into the knot, the larger and thicker would be the coil that supports the basket.
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All our collector and rare items come with pages and pages of research about provenance, and with history of the tribes and photos as well, depending on item and whenever possible. When shipping internationally, we group ship multiple purchases to save you money, and find the best rates available. If you have any questions or want to see research conducted on this piece and photos of tribes, let us know.