A sweetly rounded shape opens into a straight top decorated in a traditional colorful design. Colorful butterflies each display unique color combinations and decorations, from stripes to wide spots and swaths of color on top and bottom.
This piece is woven in a rib-stitch technique, creating a finished piece with visible ribs that look and feel like a wide corduroy. It is a more traditional technique that is less often seen in pictorial designs.
This masterful coil construction work is 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.