Colorful Highly Collectible & Unique (DARIEN RAINFOREST ART, PANAMA) MUSEUM QUALITY with INTRICATE MINUSCULE WEAVE COLORFUL Huge Masterpiece Darien Wounaan Indian Hösig Di Artist RENOWN EMILIA Basket 300A47 DESIGNER COLLECTOR ART DECOR
MASTERPIECE OF CRAFTSMANSHIP
FINEST, MINUTE WEAVE IN EXISTENCE
BEST BASKETRY IN THE WORLD
Wounaan Hösig Di baskets
From the Darién Rainforest of Panamá.
Sold at fraction of retail
Large basket with intense, minute flower, leaves, butterflies
(Seen on the first 9 pictures)
CREATED BY FAMOUS ARTIST EMILIA AZMACA
TOOK OVER 1 YEAR TO COMPLETE IT!!!
JUST REDUCED, COMPARE AT 18,000.00 AND UP elsewhere.
This weaving perfection, tightness and minuteness cannot be found today, neither can the perfection of the design
Measures: 8" x 12" and 35 1/2" (diameter)
This is an outstanding masterpiece, museum-quality Wounaan collector basket
Absolutely perfect in every way.
We only buy the tightest, the best designs and the greatest color combined, all museum quality.
You are buying the huge Wounaan Hösig Di basket
(Seen on the first 9 photos)
Collected in the Darién Rainforest of Panamá.
We only buy the tightest, the best designs and the greatest color combinations, all museum quality. Silk stitch.
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.
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.
Check Dominique Rice Oceania Store in Sun Sentinel Newspaper, Fort Lauderdale, for information on our collection and authentic art.
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.
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.