Wounaan Rainforest Baskets & Embera Masks

The Rainforest Baskets collection supports the talented Wounaan and Embera artists, to ultimately provide you with only the most authentic pieces – direct from the source.

Geometric motif Wounaan baskets from Panama draw their inspiration from multiple sources, including pre-Colombian textiles, ceramics and rock art.

Learn more about Rainforest Basket materials, motif and stitching.

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~ OUR MISSION ~

At Rainforest Baskets our team brings beautiful handmade Wounaan Baskets and Embera Masks to your space, and empowers indigenous Panama weavers to create a better future for themselves and their families.

Vegetal Dyes

Sourced from the Rainforest

Shredded palm fronds, dried in the sun, readily absorb the vegetal dyes created out of local roots, berries and river silt.

From Our Collectors

“Our basket gets admiring attention when we have guests, and from time to time we just pick it up from the low stand it is on and marvel again at the workmanship.”

James T., Arro Grande, CA

Where our weavers are located

Darien Rainforest, Panama

Functioning as a “bridge” between North and South America, Panamá is often referred to as the “Crossroads of the World.” Stretching anywhere from 30 to 130 miles in width, today, this flourishing country welcomes visitors from across the globe, as well as 12,000 ships, through the famous canal that bears its name.

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