Layers of colorful outlined leaves overlap and grow from base to the top. Reds, greens, blues, golds, with detailed white veins layer on top of one another to create this rare masterful design by weaver Marielis Peña. This piece sits 9″ W x 7″ H and was approximately 8 months in construction.

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.