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    Wounaan Rainforest Baskets

    Wounaan Rainforest Baskets

    Exquisite woven art hand-stitched in the Darien of Panamá

    Wounaan weavers in traditional dressThe premier authority source, we specialize in important, authentic, museum-quality Wounaan Hösig Di (finest baskets) woven artwork from the Darién Rainforest of Panamá.

    Hösig Di are fine hand-woven baskets by the Wounaan Indians of the Darién Rainforest of Panamá. Silk-fine strands of the local  chunga palm, colored with vegetal and organic dyes, are sewn over coils of naguala palm leaves. The elaborate dying process involves first gathering roots, berries, herbs   and leaves. Even river mud is used for coloration. Once the fine chunga is dyed, the weaver works with a needle to begin her basket using either silk-stitch or rib-stitch.

    Learn more about Wounaan woven art

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