MASTERPIECE OF CRAFTSMANSHIP, FINEST MINUTE WEAVE IN EXISTENCE
BEST BASKETRY IN THE WORLD, MUSEUM ART
Wounaan Hösig Di baskets
Collected from the Darién Rainforest of Panam
You are buying the Wounaan Hösig Di basket
(Seen on the first 8 photos)
Collected in the Darién Rainforest of Panamá.
PRICE BELOW COST, NORMAL RETAIL OVER $4,000.00
Measures: 8"x 6" x 24 1/4" (diameter)
Other baskets shown on photos 8 to 12 are also available.
This weaving perfection, tightness and minuteness cannot be found today, neither can the perfection of the design
Sold at fraction of retail
Museum Basket 300A9
We are closing our doors so everything has been reduced at a fraction of retail
This is a earth tones Geometric Dollar Sign motif done to perfection with a fine tight weave on a good size basket, stunning!
Absolutely gorgeous weaving and so intricate with great combination of colors, Quality artwork and time consuming detail.
We only buy the tightest, the best designs and the greatest color combinations, all museum quality.
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 resemble 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.
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.
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.
This is a great price for this time consuming detailed masterpiece of hand woven art, the finest work
All our handcrafted or rare collector items come with pages and pages of research, about provenance, with history of the tribes and photos as well. It takes an average of 3 months to make a tiny basket and up to 3 years to make a large one of this quality.
We also have many custom made stands available to display pots, baskets, plates and artwork.
Many Sizes (seen on 1 of the photos)
Work great as beautiful bases for glass tables.
Check Dominique Rice Oceania Store in Sun Sentinel Newspaper, Fort Lauderdale, for information on our collection and authentic art.
If you have any questions, contact us or call for documents on pieces.
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, tell us.
We have artifacts and architectural accents up to 10 ft tall that we will put on upon request because shipping has to be calculated accordingly with trucking company.