A classic design of macaws in petite leaves filling the sides all around this very large piece. Created by Miriam Negria, a highly collected weaver, this piece features bright colors and multiple shades of petite leaves sprouting from intertwining branches. Finished at the top collar with traditional colorful diamonds. This is a rarely seen museum quality piece.
Pictorial motifs are called natura due to the fact that they are inspired by their natural surroundings. In fact, these designs often include local flowers, trees, birds, ocelots, jaguars, iguanas and other flora and fauna native to the Darién rainforest. Pictorial designs come in a variety of styles, some perfect renditions of the floral subject matter the weaver is conveying, and some an interpretation of the flora using angular shapes and shaded background.
Masterful coil construction Wounaan baskets are 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.