• (left) A traditional muneca male 'doll' fully woven out of the same shredded palm as the baskets and masks. All vegetal colors show a traditional design on his chin. upper body and legs. Colorful stripes decorate his torso, and he is completed with a head piece and a colorful loincloth. (right) A muneca female 'doll' fully woven with long black hair, a crown of feather designs, and her body decorated with the traditional 'tattoos' that run from the jaw line down. She wears a colorful 'paruma' skirt, as the weavers still wear today. 5" W x 13" H, by the Cunana Family Weavers, a mother/daughter team who spends 2 months weaving each pair. Sold individually $600 each. Free US shipping on all orders.
    Woven shaman masks are created by the Emberá people of Panamá. They share similar cultural traditions and weaving artistry as their neighboring Wounaan tribe. Emberá shamans (called jaibaná) use figures and visages to be used in their healing and cleansing ceremonies. The masks and animal images are assembled around the hut where a curing ritual takes place. The newest, softest green palm fronds are shredded by hand, extracting the internal fibers as thin as thread. After drying in the sun, these fibers are dyed in mixtures created using roots, berries and seed pods, all-naturally sourced vegetal colors.
    Stitched over many months and years from natural palm fibers and organic dyes, your handmade woven art should be displayed proudly, away from any windows and skylights. The ultra-violet rays of direct sun and strong light can cause the saturated natural dyes in textile and fiber art to fade, and can even damage the fibers themselves. If your woven art resides with you in the desert or other dry environments, you may feel better occasionally misting it (as often done to wicker or rattan) inside with distilled or non-chlorinated tap water. Using a paper towel, gently pat any excess moisture from the interior.
    We offer free shipping within the continental United States.
    • For addresses in the US, tracked postage takes 2-7 business days.
    • International shipping is available to all destinations. You can either 1) complete your purchase online and we will send you a list of shipping options and prices. Once the shipping is paid we will send the objects and tracking information. Or 2) send an inquiry through email or product page and we will send your approximate shipping options based on your delivery address.
    • Rainforest Baskets is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.
    • We will be happy to offer a full refund (excluding shipping) on items returned within 7 days of receipt of delivery.
    • Returned items must be in original condition and undamaged, and purchased directly from RainforestBaskets.com.
    • Proof of purchase is required.
    • For defective, damaged or incorrect items, please notify us within five days of delivery in order to receive a refund/exchange.
    • Email us at info@rainforestbaskets.com to organise the return.
  • Flattened masks that have a low, wide shape. All the wonderful details included: teeth, tongues, whiskers.
    • (top) Black and white stitching decorates the face and collar of this tiger plate. A red woven tongue stick out from between white woven teeth.
    • (bottom left) Brown and black designs decorate his face and ears, while black whiskers sprout from beside his nose. A red woven tongue lies in his mouth, lined with wrapped white teeth.
    • (bottom right) Brown and black stitches decorate this cat's flat woven face. His eyes are lined in black lashes, and black and white whiskers sprout from beside his nose.
    10" W x 11" H, by an Embera Master Weaver. Sold individually at $150, $210, $240. Free US shipping on all orders.
    Woven shaman masks are created by the Emberá people of Panamá. They share similar cultural traditions and weaving artistry as their neighboring Wounaan tribe. Emberá shamans (called jaibaná) use figures and visages to be used in their healing and cleansing ceremonies. The masks and animal images are assembled around the hut where a curing ritual takes place. The newest, softest green palm fronds are shredded by hand, extracting the internal fibers as thin as thread. After drying in the sun, these fibers are dyed in mixtures created using roots, berries and seed pods, all-naturally sourced vegetal colors.
    Stitched over many months and years from natural palm fibers and organic dyes, your handmade woven art should be displayed proudly, away from any windows and skylights. The ultra-violet rays of direct sun and strong light can cause the saturated natural dyes in textile and fiber art to fade, and can even damage the fibers themselves. If your woven art resides with you in the desert or other dry environments, you may feel better occasionally misting it (as often done to wicker or rattan) inside with distilled or non-chlorinated tap water. Using a paper towel, gently pat any excess moisture from the interior.
    We offer free shipping within the continental United States.
    • For addresses in the US, tracked postage takes 2-7 business days.
    • International shipping is available to all destinations. You can either 1) complete your purchase online and we will send you a list of shipping options and prices. Once the shipping is paid we will send the objects and tracking information. Or 2) send an inquiry through email or product page and we will send your approximate shipping options based on your delivery address.
    • Rainforest Baskets is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.
  • 19" H x 3" D, by Zulu Master Weaver Hlengi. Brilliant colors create an overlapping flower that radiates from the center. The outer edges are decorated with colorful birds with striped wings and detailed eyes and beaks. Several hundred artisans in the Kwa-Zulu Natal area of South Africa weave the baskets full time, and only a few very talented artists have risen head and shoulders over the rest to become Master Weavers – their work is highly prized by collectors around the world. These pieces can be used as Wall Art or as a centerpiece for a table setting, and are weighty given the size and amount of wire used for each piece 20" across. Larger baskets are more labor intensive and only skilled master weavers can make these large baskets using many design elements and colors.
  • 19" H x 3" D, by Zulu Master Weaver Hlengi. Brilliant colors create an overlapping flower that radiates from the center. Several hundred artisans in the Kwa-Zulu Natal area of South Africa weave the baskets full time, and only a few very talented artists have risen head and shoulders over the rest to become Master Weavers – their work is highly prized by collectors around the world. These pieces can be used as Wall Art or as a centerpiece for a table setting, and are weighty given the size and amount of wire used for each piece 20″ across. Larger baskets are more labor intensive and only skilled master weavers can make these large baskets using many design elements and colors.
  • 20" H x 2" D, by Zulu Master Weaver Zodwa. A full scene with people, nature, and colorful animals. A snake wriggles up colorful trees with animals perched on top. People with different colored faces, hair and clothes alternate with the trees, while dogs, cats, and other animals with bright details are woven throughout. Several hundred artisans in the Kwa-Zulu Natal area of South Africa weave the baskets full time, and only a few very talented artists have risen head and shoulders over the rest to become Master Weavers – their work is highly prized by collectors around the world. These pieces can be used as Wall Art or as a centerpiece for a table setting, and are weighty given the size and amount of wire used for each piece 20″ across. Larger baskets are more labor intensive and only skilled master weavers can make these large baskets using many design elements and colors.
  • 20" H x 2" D, by Zulu Master Weaver Zodwa. A village scene full of animals, people, plants an houses, all set on a black background. Filled with details and colorful elements, this piece by a masterweaver shows the depth or a complicated designs the artist can create. Several hundred artisans in the Kwa-Zulu Natal area of South Africa weave the baskets full time, and only a few very talented artists have risen head and shoulders over the rest to become Master Weavers – their work is highly prized by collectors around the world. These pieces can be used as Wall Art or as a centerpiece for a table setting, and are weighty given the size and amount of wire used for each piece 20" across. Larger baskets are more labor intensive and only skilled master weavers can make these large baskets using many design elements and colors.
  • 20" H x 2" D, by Zulu Master Weaver Hlengi. Brilliant colors create an overlapping flower that radiates from the center. The outer edges are decorated with colorful triangles and the artists own initials. Several hundred artisans in the Kwa-Zulu Natal area of South Africa weave the baskets full time, and only a few very talented artists have risen head and shoulders over the rest to become Master Weavers – their work is highly prized by collectors around the world. These pieces can be used as Wall Art or as a centerpiece for a table setting, and are weighty given the size and amount of wire used for each piece 20″ across. Larger baskets are more labor intensive and only skilled master weavers can make these large baskets using many design elements and colors.
  • 20" H x 2" D, by Zulu Master Weaver Hlengi and signed with the artists initials: HD. Colorful shapes are outlined in black, growing outwards from a blue flower at the base. The outer edges are decorated with colorful birds with multi-colored tail feathers alternating with black lined diamonds. An intricate design showing masterful use of colors and motif. Several hundred artisans in the Kwa-Zulu Natal area of South Africa weave the baskets full time, and only a few very talented artists have risen head and shoulders over the rest to become Master Weavers – their work is highly prized by collectors around the world.
  • SOLD
    A toucan stares through the middle of this flat woven plate. Detailed stitching in pale cream fill in the background. An unusual piece in a small collection of 5 woven decorative plates. 1/2" W x 9" H, by a Wounaan Weaver. Free US shipping on all orders.
    In Wounmeu, the language of the Wounaan, there is a special name for fine traditional coil-construction palm-fiber baskets — hösig di. Expert weavers stitch silk-fine strands of the black palm they call chunga, brilliantly or subtly colored with vegetal and organic dyes, over coils of naguala palm. The newest, softest green palm fronds are shredded by hand, extracting the internal fibers as thin as thread. After drying in the sun, these fibers are dyed in mixtures created using roots, berries and seed pods, all-naturally sourced vegetal colors. Chunga is so closely linked to Wounaan tradition and daily life that, when it comes to the creation of Hösig Di (the Wounmeu term for their fine baskets), each basket is believed to begin with an inherent spiritual quality. Further to this point, the women who weave them are often called “spirit weavers”. Learn more about how Rainforest Baskets art is created.
    Stitched over many months and years from natural palm fibers and organic dyes, your handmade woven art should be displayed proudly, away from any windows and skylights. The ultra-violet rays of direct sun and strong light can cause the saturated natural dyes in textile and fiber art to fade, and can even damage the fibers themselves. If your woven art resides with you in the desert or other dry environments, you may feel better occasionally misting it (as often done to wicker or rattan) inside with distilled or non-chlorinated tap water. Using a paper towel, gently pat any excess moisture from the interior.
    We offer free shipping within the continental United States.
    • For addresses in the US, tracked postage takes 2-7 business days.
    • International shipping is available to all destinations. You can either 1) complete your purchase online and we will send you a list of shipping options and prices. Once the shipping is paid we will send the objects and tracking information. Or 2) send an inquiry through email or product page and we will send your approximate shipping options based on your delivery address.
    • Rainforest Baskets is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.
  • SOLD
    Coiled woven plate featuring a decorated turtle surrounded by geometric steps in brown. An unusual piece in a small collection of 5 woven decorative plates. 1" W x 9" H, by a Wounaan Weaver. Free US shipping on all orders.
    In Wounmeu, the language of the Wounaan, there is a special name for fine traditional coil-construction palm-fiber baskets — hösig di. Expert weavers stitch silk-fine strands of the black palm they call chunga, brilliantly or subtly colored with vegetal and organic dyes, over coils of naguala palm. The newest, softest green palm fronds are shredded by hand, extracting the internal fibers as thin as thread. After drying in the sun, these fibers are dyed in mixtures created using roots, berries and seed pods, all-naturally sourced vegetal colors. Chunga is so closely linked to Wounaan tradition and daily life that, when it comes to the creation of Hösig Di (the Wounmeu term for their fine baskets), each basket is believed to begin with an inherent spiritual quality. Further to this point, the women who weave them are often called “spirit weavers”. Learn more about how Rainforest Baskets art is created.
    Stitched over many months and years from natural palm fibers and organic dyes, your handmade woven art should be displayed proudly, away from any windows and skylights. The ultra-violet rays of direct sun and strong light can cause the saturated natural dyes in textile and fiber art to fade, and can even damage the fibers themselves. If your woven art resides with you in the desert or other dry environments, you may feel better occasionally misting it (as often done to wicker or rattan) inside with distilled or non-chlorinated tap water. Using a paper towel, gently pat any excess moisture from the interior.
    We offer free shipping within the continental United States.
    • For addresses in the US, tracked postage takes 2-7 business days.
    • International shipping is available to all destinations. You can either 1) complete your purchase online and we will send you a list of shipping options and prices. Once the shipping is paid we will send the objects and tracking information. Or 2) send an inquiry through email or product page and we will send your approximate shipping options based on your delivery address.
    • Rainforest Baskets is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.
  • A black winged mosquito sits in the center of this plate, with a long brown torso and thin black legs. An unusual piece in a small collection of 5 woven decorative plates. 1/2" W x 9" H, by a Wounaan Weaver. Free US shipping on all orders.
    In Wounmeu, the language of the Wounaan, there is a special name for fine traditional coil-construction palm-fiber baskets — hösig di. Expert weavers stitch silk-fine strands of the black palm they call chunga, brilliantly or subtly colored with vegetal and organic dyes, over coils of naguala palm. The newest, softest green palm fronds are shredded by hand, extracting the internal fibers as thin as thread. After drying in the sun, these fibers are dyed in mixtures created using roots, berries and seed pods, all-naturally sourced vegetal colors. Chunga is so closely linked to Wounaan tradition and daily life that, when it comes to the creation of Hösig Di (the Wounmeu term for their fine baskets), each basket is believed to begin with an inherent spiritual quality. Further to this point, the women who weave them are often called “spirit weavers”. Learn more about how Rainforest Baskets art is created.
    Stitched over many months and years from natural palm fibers and organic dyes, your handmade woven art should be displayed proudly, away from any windows and skylights. The ultra-violet rays of direct sun and strong light can cause the saturated natural dyes in textile and fiber art to fade, and can even damage the fibers themselves. If your woven art resides with you in the desert or other dry environments, you may feel better occasionally misting it (as often done to wicker or rattan) inside with distilled or non-chlorinated tap water. Using a paper towel, gently pat any excess moisture from the interior.
    We offer free shipping within the continental United States.
    • For addresses in the US, tracked postage takes 2-7 business days.
    • International shipping is available to all destinations. You can either 1) complete your purchase online and we will send you a list of shipping options and prices. Once the shipping is paid we will send the objects and tracking information. Or 2) send an inquiry through email or product page and we will send your approximate shipping options based on your delivery address.
    • Rainforest Baskets is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.
  • Crimson and brown stars grow from the base and radiate outward. An unusual piece in a small collection of 5 woven decorative plates. 1/2" W x 7" H, by a Wounaan Weaver. Free US shipping on all orders.
    In Wounmeu, the language of the Wounaan, there is a special name for fine traditional coil-construction palm-fiber baskets — hösig di. Expert weavers stitch silk-fine strands of the black palm they call chunga, brilliantly or subtly colored with vegetal and organic dyes, over coils of naguala palm. The newest, softest green palm fronds are shredded by hand, extracting the internal fibers as thin as thread. After drying in the sun, these fibers are dyed in mixtures created using roots, berries and seed pods, all-naturally sourced vegetal colors. Chunga is so closely linked to Wounaan tradition and daily life that, when it comes to the creation of Hösig Di (the Wounmeu term for their fine baskets), each basket is believed to begin with an inherent spiritual quality. Further to this point, the women who weave them are often called “spirit weavers”. Learn more about how Rainforest Baskets art is created.
    Stitched over many months and years from natural palm fibers and organic dyes, your handmade woven art should be displayed proudly, away from any windows and skylights. The ultra-violet rays of direct sun and strong light can cause the saturated natural dyes in textile and fiber art to fade, and can even damage the fibers themselves. If your woven art resides with you in the desert or other dry environments, you may feel better occasionally misting it (as often done to wicker or rattan) inside with distilled or non-chlorinated tap water. Using a paper towel, gently pat any excess moisture from the interior.
    We offer free shipping within the continental United States.
    • For addresses in the US, tracked postage takes 2-7 business days.
    • International shipping is available to all destinations. You can either 1) complete your purchase online and we will send you a list of shipping options and prices. Once the shipping is paid we will send the objects and tracking information. Or 2) send an inquiry through email or product page and we will send your approximate shipping options based on your delivery address.
    • Rainforest Baskets is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.
  • Created over 35 years ago by a master carver, an owl in flight hand carved out of a single piece of cocobolo wood. Tall thin scalloped wings rise upwards, while the owl perches claws on a piece of wood. Leaves wrap around the base with thin edges. Cocobolo is a dense rosewood, prized for its weight and beautiful lines. It is one of the main creative endeavors of many Wounaan men, who carve various animals first with a hatchet, and add finishes by hand sanding and applying a gloss to the completed piece. Each creation is unique, hand made by a single artisan, and may have markings on the outside of the piece as evidence of a handmade piece of art. 10" H x 5" W, by carver Selerino Cheucarama.
  • Open wings in a creamy tan fill in the thin black outlines of a pretty butterfly. Completed in pale yellow radiating petals with brown. Finished with a thin black outline at the outside. An unusual piece in a small collection of 5 woven decorative plates. 1/2" W x 9" H, by a Wounaan Weaver. Free US shipping on all orders.
    In Wounmeu, the language of the Wounaan, there is a special name for fine traditional coil-construction palm-fiber baskets — hösig di. Expert weavers stitch silk-fine strands of the black palm they call chunga, brilliantly or subtly colored with vegetal and organic dyes, over coils of naguala palm. The newest, softest green palm fronds are shredded by hand, extracting the internal fibers as thin as thread. After drying in the sun, these fibers are dyed in mixtures created using roots, berries and seed pods, all-naturally sourced vegetal colors. Chunga is so closely linked to Wounaan tradition and daily life that, when it comes to the creation of Hösig Di (the Wounmeu term for their fine baskets), each basket is believed to begin with an inherent spiritual quality. Further to this point, the women who weave them are often called “spirit weavers”. Learn more about how Rainforest Baskets art is created.
    Stitched over many months and years from natural palm fibers and organic dyes, your handmade woven art should be displayed proudly, away from any windows and skylights. The ultra-violet rays of direct sun and strong light can cause the saturated natural dyes in textile and fiber art to fade, and can even damage the fibers themselves. If your woven art resides with you in the desert or other dry environments, you may feel better occasionally misting it (as often done to wicker or rattan) inside with distilled or non-chlorinated tap water. Using a paper towel, gently pat any excess moisture from the interior.
    We offer free shipping within the continental United States.
    • For addresses in the US, tracked postage takes 2-7 business days.
    • International shipping is available to all destinations. You can either 1) complete your purchase online and we will send you a list of shipping options and prices. Once the shipping is paid we will send the objects and tracking information. Or 2) send an inquiry through email or product page and we will send your approximate shipping options based on your delivery address.
    • Rainforest Baskets is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.
  • A beautiful pair of guardian figurines carved out of Cocobolo wood, Elongated male and female figures are stylized by UNESCO recognized artist Selerino Cheucarama. He took the vision of the traditional home guardians and elongated their shapes in an almost African influenced style. Both male and female figures show a traditional hair style, and are held in a Cocobolo carved stand to hold them upright. Graceful tall statues in a richly knotted wood. This piece shows many of the natural elements of the carver, from notches on the side of the base to the natural colors of the wood. 8" W x 44" H Free US shipping on all orders.
    Carvings are created using the darker reddish-brown heart of the wood. The sapwood is a creamy yellow, not often used in carvings except for a small section sometimes on the outer layer of the carving. Cocobolo is a dense rosewood, prized for its weight and beautiful lines. It is one of the main creative endeavors of many Wounaan men, who carve various animals first with a hatchet, and add finishes by hand sanding and applying a gloss to the completed piece. Each creation is unique, hand made by a single artisan, and may have markings on the outside of the piece as evidence of a handmade piece of art.
    We offer free shipping within the continental United States.
    • For addresses in the US, tracked postage takes 2-7 business days.
    • International shipping is available to all destinations. You can either 1) complete your purchase online and we will send you a list of shipping options and prices. Once the shipping is paid we will send the objects and tracking information. Or 2) send an inquiry through email or product page and we will send your approximate shipping options based on your delivery address.
    • Rainforest Baskets is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.
  • Old woven dolls by weavers of the Embera tribe. These gorda muneca (or fat dolls) each have secret chambers that open up like a secret chamber. The gordas also have long braided purse strings that could around the back. These dolls are an old style traditional art, and there are only 4 in the collection. This doll has big pointy ears flanking a woven face with black outlined eyes and mouth. His feet and 1 hand are stubby ends, but the remaining hand has a great amount of details holding a black bird with a white beak. His whole head opens to reveal a hidden chamber. 10 L x 9 W x 13 H, created by an Embera weaver. Free US shipping on all orders.
    The dolls are created out of bundles of shredded palm, then woven together using colored palm dyed with natural vegetal dyes. They look to have been created 30+ years ago, and each have the original braided strings and latching opening. The newest, softest green palm fronds are shredded by hand, extracting the internal fibers as thin as thread. After drying in the sun, these fibers are dyed in mixtures created using roots, berries and seed pods, all-naturally sourced vegetal colors.
    Stitched over many months and years from natural palm fibers and organic dyes, your handmade woven art should be displayed proudly, away from any windows and skylights. The ultra-violet rays of direct sun and strong light can cause the saturated natural dyes in textile and fiber art to fade, and can even damage the fibers themselves. If your woven art resides with you in the desert or other dry environments, you may feel better occasionally misting it (as often done to wicker or rattan) inside with distilled or non-chlorinated tap water. Using a paper towel, gently pat any excess moisture from the interior.
    We offer free shipping within the continental United States.
    • For addresses in the US, tracked postage takes 2-7 business days.
    • International shipping is available to all destinations. You can either 1) complete your purchase online and we will send you a list of shipping options and prices. Once the shipping is paid we will send the objects and tracking information. Or 2) send an inquiry through email or product page and we will send your approximate shipping options based on your delivery address.
    • Rainforest Baskets is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.
  • Old woven dolls by weavers of the Embera tribe. These gorda muneca (or fat dolls) each have secret chambers that open up like a secret chamber. The gordas also have long braided purse strings that could around the back. These dolls are an old style traditional art, and there are only 4 in the collection. This woven doll has a detailed small face, with delicate woven eyes, nose and mouth, and circular white ears. He seems to have a black head of hair. His backside flares out like a chicken, revealing a hidden storage area. The dolls are created out of bundles of shredded palm, then woven together using colored palm dyed with natural vegetal dyes. 10 L x 10 W x 11 H, created by an Embera weaver. Free US shipping on all orders.
    The dolls are created out of bundles of shredded palm, then woven together using colored palm dyed with natural vegetal dyes. They look to have been created 30+ years ago, and each have the original braided strings and latching opening. The newest, softest green palm fronds are shredded by hand, extracting the internal fibers as thin as thread. After drying in the sun, these fibers are dyed in mixtures created using roots, berries and seed pods, all-naturally sourced vegetal colors.
    Stitched over many months and years from natural palm fibers and organic dyes, your handmade woven art should be displayed proudly, away from any windows and skylights. The ultra-violet rays of direct sun and strong light can cause the saturated natural dyes in textile and fiber art to fade, and can even damage the fibers themselves. If your woven art resides with you in the desert or other dry environments, you may feel better occasionally misting it (as often done to wicker or rattan) inside with distilled or non-chlorinated tap water. Using a paper towel, gently pat any excess moisture from the interior.
    We offer free shipping within the continental United States.
    • For addresses in the US, tracked postage takes 2-7 business days.
    • International shipping is available to all destinations. You can either 1) complete your purchase online and we will send you a list of shipping options and prices. Once the shipping is paid we will send the objects and tracking information. Or 2) send an inquiry through email or product page and we will send your approximate shipping options based on your delivery address.
    • Rainforest Baskets is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.
  • Old woven dolls by weavers of the Embera tribe. These gorda muneca (or fat dolls) each have secret chambers that open up like a secret chamber. The gordas also have long braided purse strings that could around the back. These dolls are an old style traditional art, and there are only 4 in the collection. This smallest doll has black woven hair, black outlined eyes and a colored mouth. Loopy white ears top his head. Striped arms hold five fingers each individually woven, The backside flares out into what looks like a chicken back end, holding a secret chamber. 9 L x 8 W x 10 H, created by an Embera weaver. Free US shipping on all orders.
    The dolls are created out of bundles of shredded palm, then woven together using colored palm dyed with natural vegetal dyes. They look to have been created 30+ years ago, and each have the original braided strings and latching opening. The newest, softest green palm fronds are shredded by hand, extracting the internal fibers as thin as thread. After drying in the sun, these fibers are dyed in mixtures created using roots, berries and seed pods, all-naturally sourced vegetal colors.
    Stitched over many months and years from natural palm fibers and organic dyes, your handmade woven art should be displayed proudly, away from any windows and skylights. The ultra-violet rays of direct sun and strong light can cause the saturated natural dyes in textile and fiber art to fade, and can even damage the fibers themselves. If your woven art resides with you in the desert or other dry environments, you may feel better occasionally misting it (as often done to wicker or rattan) inside with distilled or non-chlorinated tap water. Using a paper towel, gently pat any excess moisture from the interior.
    We offer free shipping within the continental United States.
    • For addresses in the US, tracked postage takes 2-7 business days.
    • International shipping is available to all destinations. You can either 1) complete your purchase online and we will send you a list of shipping options and prices. Once the shipping is paid we will send the objects and tracking information. Or 2) send an inquiry through email or product page and we will send your approximate shipping options based on your delivery address.
    • Rainforest Baskets is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.
  • Old woven dolls by weavers of the Embera tribe. These gorda muneca (or fat dolls) each have secret chambers that open up like a secret chamber. The gordas also have long braided purse strings that could around the back. These dolls are an old style traditional art, and there are only 4 in the collection. The tallest and largest of the collection, this Munecas has large upright ears, woven eyes, nose and mouth, and 5 slim woven fingers on each hand. He has natural colored geometric shapes decorating large areas of his body, with little black feet dangling from the bottom. The top of his body, from the arms up, opens in back to reveal a secret chamber. 12 L x 12 W x 15 H, created by an Embera weaver. Free US shipping on all orders.
    The dolls are created out of bundles of shredded palm, then woven together using colored palm dyed with natural vegetal dyes. They look to have been created 30+ years ago, and each have the original braided strings and latching opening. The newest, softest green palm fronds are shredded by hand, extracting the internal fibers as thin as thread. After drying in the sun, these fibers are dyed in mixtures created using roots, berries and seed pods, all-naturally sourced vegetal colors.
    Stitched over many months and years from natural palm fibers and organic dyes, your handmade woven art should be displayed proudly, away from any windows and skylights. The ultra-violet rays of direct sun and strong light can cause the saturated natural dyes in textile and fiber art to fade, and can even damage the fibers themselves. If your woven art resides with you in the desert or other dry environments, you may feel better occasionally misting it (as often done to wicker or rattan) inside with distilled or non-chlorinated tap water. Using a paper towel, gently pat any excess moisture from the interior.
    We offer free shipping within the continental United States.
    • For addresses in the US, tracked postage takes 2-7 business days.
    • International shipping is available to all destinations. You can either 1) complete your purchase online and we will send you a list of shipping options and prices. Once the shipping is paid we will send the objects and tracking information. Or 2) send an inquiry through email or product page and we will send your approximate shipping options based on your delivery address.
    • Rainforest Baskets is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.
  • A fierce eagle clawing at a caught anteater. Carved out of a single piece of wood this piece is very heavy, weighing 13lbs 11oz and also tall at 10" L x 6" W x 19" H. Because of the weight the bottom is finished with a layer of felt. This piece shows many of the natural elements of the carver, from notches on the side of the base to the natural colors of the wood. Free US shipping on all orders.
    Carvings are created using the darker reddish-brown heart of the wood. The sapwood is a creamy yellow, not often used in carvings except for a small section sometimes on the outer layer of the carving. Cocobolo is a dense rosewood, prized for its weight and beautiful lines. It is one of the main creative endeavors of many Wounaan men, who carve various animals first with a hatchet, and add finishes by hand sanding and applying a gloss to the completed piece. Each creation is unique, hand made by a single artisan, and may have markings on the outside of the piece as evidence of a handmade piece of art.
    We offer free shipping within the continental United States.
    • For addresses in the US, tracked postage takes 2-7 business days.
    • International shipping is available to all destinations. You can either 1) complete your purchase online and we will send you a list of shipping options and prices. Once the shipping is paid we will send the objects and tracking information. Or 2) send an inquiry through email or product page and we will send your approximate shipping options based on your delivery address.
    • Rainforest Baskets is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.
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