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The women of the Wounaan and Embera tribes make elegant and stunning baskets from the fibers of the nahuala plant and chunga palm which grow the Darien Rain forest of Panama. Each beautiful basket is a unique example of tribal folk art and Panamanian Indian craftsmanship.
Each Wounaan or Embera basket is a one-of-kind piece and is the result of many hours of labor as well as an expression of the artist's own individual talent and artistic vision. Each basket tells a unique story and leaves a cultural legacy. The basket in this auction depicts colorful butterflies (one of the symbols of our heritage as well as one of the meanings of the name Panama) alongside geometrical designs.
This basket is approximately 16 inches wide, and absolutely stunning piece to decorate any home or a beautiful gift for a friend.