11″ W x 10″ H | Butterflies on Black

11″ W x 10″ H | Butterflies on Black

$2,650

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Contrasting white butterflies on a deep dark background, each row of butterflies with a different color decoration. Diamonds encircle the collar while a bold red, green, white and purple flame seat the base of this finely stitched basket. This masterful coil construction work is created using thin shreds of Chunga palm fibers dyed into various colors, coiled over thicker Naguala palm. Vibrant and rich colors are all vegetal dyes created with roots, berries, leaves, river silt, and natural materials found in the abundant Darien rainforest.

Size and Technique: 11″ W x 10″ H, silk-stitch technique creating a soft, silky feel to the finished piece. Months in construction.

Additional information

Size

6" – 12" (15 cm – 30 cm)

Artist

Argelis

Time in construction

Months of hand-stitching by a Wounaan master weaver

Type of weave

Silk stitched construction, resulting in a smooth finish with the look and feel of a silk tapestry