Decorative Handmade Multipurpose Basket- Guacamaya Basket
Made by the pre-Hispanic campesino community of Guacamayas. Descendants from the Laches Indians, this community inhabits the mountains of Boyaca, Colombia. Their basketry tradition goes back hundreds of years when they began to elaborate their baskets for every day chores such as placing the spun wool or storing food. Today the women in this community integrate trades of agriculture and livestock with the production of their basketry. The baskets are hand-woven and along with an ancestral spiral technique; the use of fique, vegetable dyes, salt, aloe, banana, orange and lemon, result in these colorful and unique crafts.
Colors: Orange, purple, yellow