Colorful Highly Collectible & Unique (DARIEN RAINFOREST ART, PANAMA) MUSEUM QUALITY WITH INTRICATE MINUSCULE WEAVE COLORFUL Authentic Wounaan American Indian Hösig Di Artist Basket with Zig Zag Motif 300A1 designer collector art decor
MASTERPIECE OF CRAFTSMANSHIP, FINEST MINUTE WEAVE IN EXISTENCE
BEST BASKETRY IN THE WORLD
Sold at fraction of retail
Item 300A1: You are buying the museum quality Wounaan Hösig Di basket
(seen on the first 10 photos)
Collected in the Darién Rainforest of Panamá.
Size 5.5"x 4" and 17" (diameter)
Earth-tone Geometric zig zag flame motif done to perfection with a fine tight weave on a good size basket, stunning! Absolutely gorgeous weaving and so intricate with great combined colors.
Quality artwork and time-consuming detail
We only buy the tightest-stitching, best designs and the greatest colors available, 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.
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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.