Brown & Black Wide Triangles by Wounaan weaver Mardelis Teucama. Bands of richly colored triangles alternate black and white with black and brown in a stunning modern take on a traditional triangle motif. The beautiful heart shape here in a tapered base and flared middle, with a smaller flare at the top collar. This piece is woven with unusually beautiful stitches, long and straight, the work of a master 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.

See the weaver, Mardelis Teucama, holding this Wounaan basket.