Colorful Highly Collectible & Unique (DARIEN RAINFOREST ART, PANAMA) MUSEUM QUALITY with INTRICATE MINUTE WEAVE American Wounaan Indian Hösig Di Minute Diamond Motif Art Basket 300A43 designer collector decor
MASTERPIECE OF CRAFTSMANSHIP, FINEST MINUTE WEAVE IN EXISTENCE
BEST BASKETRY IN THE WORLD, MUSEUM ART
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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.
Weavers conceived another technique more complex than twining—coil construction. The coil starts with a small bundle of fibers that are usually tied in a small overhand knot seen above right. The more fibers gathered into the knot, the larger and thicker would be the coil that supports the basket.