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Multipurpose Guacamaya Basket- Rainbow - Small

$59.00

Made by the pre-Hispanic campesino community of Guacamayas. Descendants from the Laches Indians, these 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...

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Made by the pre-Hispanic campesino community of Guacamayas. Descendants from the Laches Indians, these 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 intercept trades of agriculture and livestock with the production of their basketry.

These 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. 

Material: Hemp

Size: Small: Circumference 22" Height Bottom to Handle 10" Depth 5"