Black Hooks on Gray by Wounaan weaver Ines Pena. Swirling bands of Greek keys alternate with triangular shaped hooks. Woven in a rib-stitched finish, a technique that allows the finished piece to show the often-covered corduroy-like ribs on the outside of the piece. 7 month in construction by a single weaver.
Geometric motifs draw their inspiration from multiple sources, including pre-Colombian textiles, ceramics and rock art. Baskets woven with these designs are often referred to as cultural, due to the fact that a large part of their inspiration stems from body paintings and patterns on spiritual paraphernalia used by village shamans.