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About Wounaan Woven Art

Handmade by Panama’s rural Wounaan tribe, these vibrant and intricate baskets, now some of the rarest art forms across the globe, are the result of ancient weaving traditions passed through generations of the indigenous peoples of the Darién rainforest.

Popular for their unique artistry and careful technique, these baskets have gained international fame for their intricacy and design. Using needles to sew only the supplest of fibers from the native Chunga and Naguala palms, each basket can take months, or even years, to complete—and reflect an impressive range of colors, stemming from the natural hues of local seeds, roots, berries, fruits, flowers, leaves and other native flora.Learn More