A collection of photos from the most recent travel to meet with weavers, including village images, new baskets under construction, and mask weaver visits. Many of the new pieces are under construction, but if you see something that catches your eye we can send you more information and hold it for your review upon completion. Take a look through our Wounaan weaver meetings, basket review, Embera mask meeting, and village visits.

2019-05-30T11:45:44-07:00

Yanira’s Stunning Black and White

Yanira Mejia is showing her new black and white geometric. This is a beautiful piece with an incredible design of radiating hooks and diamonds. It was just completed in [...]

2019-05-30T11:43:52-07:00

Masterpiece Floral by Leydis

Leydis Hasmaca from the village of Maje surprised us with this beautiful floral. An unexpected masterpiece, full of open flowers and hummingbirds growing up the sides and filling out [...]

2019-05-08T10:57:42-07:00

Telma’s Angled Birds

Telma Mejia is one of the most followed weavers we represent. She creates bird-filled florals with sharp angled elements that create her expressive motifs. Each side of her piece [...]

2019-05-08T10:55:54-07:00

Sara’s Modern Feather

A stunner of a modern piece by a masterweaver, Sara Ginguimia. This low, wide feather piece in pale brown and black features a signature disk with the weavers personalized [...]

2019-03-29T10:45:40-07:00

Draping Golden Triangles by Doris

Doris Bacorizo, a weaver who lives in the remote areas of the Darien, created a masterpiece with dropping gold and red diamonds on a black background. A modern shape [...]

2019-03-28T16:26:04-07:00

Iliana’s Black & White Hooks

A new cultural inspired black and white geometric with crisp designs on a rich background. A larger sized piece with gently curved sides and a nicely rounded shape. The [...]

2019-03-08T09:40:31-07:00

Araceli’s Black Feathers

Araceli holds her new sharply defined black feather piece. Pointed black feathers swirl up from the base. This is looking to be a dramatic geometric piece and with a [...]

2019-03-07T14:26:45-07:00

Argelida Donisabe’s Grasshopper Floral

Arjelida's new floral with grasshoppers is just about the largest and most incredible basket we have seen in years. It's sides are covered in open flowers growing on a [...]

2019-03-07T14:00:55-07:00

Briseidita Mejia’s Banded Cultural

Briseidita displays her larger new masterpiece, woven black and gray bands of hooks and steps. The piece is just starting to take shape on the sides, and will be [...]

2019-03-07T13:55:41-07:00

Niyra’s Banded Hooks

Niyra Negria displays her traditional design of fish hooks in bands, alternating black and brown hooks. The base on this new piece looks broad, indicating it may grow to [...]

2019-03-07T13:53:15-07:00

Mitsuli Mejias Dark Floral

Mitsuli Mejia weaving a highly collectible motif, the midnight floral. This beautiful piece displays colorful flowers  - some outlined in white to help them stand out and give the [...]

2019-03-07T13:35:24-07:00

Praseidi’s Modern Black & White

Prasedi Mejia showing her new modern black and white design. The base of this striking piece shows the bold thick lines of white radiating out towards the sides of [...]

2019-03-07T13:10:07-07:00

Yanela’s floral

Yalena's floral shows tiny delicate hummingbirds, open colorful flowers in red, fuchsia, gold and with gray and black highlights. A lovely rounded piece with traditional floral elements. This piece [...]

2018-05-21T18:07:15-07:00

Embera Mask Weavers

We are lucky to get the chance to spend time with Dorotea and Roxana, at the Embera weavers house. We saw 2 of their newest creations, meeting their little one [...]

2018-03-15T00:41:16-07:00

Twins in the Village

The twins did well traveling through new places, much better than we expected.

2018-03-14T19:01:00-07:00

Plarisa and Baby

Plarisa and baby in the village of Maje. This is such a sweet photo of them both.

2018-03-14T17:11:34-07:00

Isabella Negria’s Grand Triangles

This grande piece by weaver Isabella is very exciting. We have seen a designs like this, once a few years ago, but it is rare. The copper colored triangles [...]

2018-03-13T23:56:12-07:00

Visit with Weavers

A group of weavers we were lucky enough to get to spend time with and look at their new pieces.

2018-03-13T23:54:21-07:00

Esperanza Weavers Group

We were extremely lucky to get to spend time looking at so many new creations, and noting new pieces still under construction.

2018-03-13T23:52:04-07:00

Making friends

We were happily surprised how quickly the kids came together. I think they liked their new adventure.

2018-03-13T23:50:07-07:00

Noting new pieces

When visiting weavers we often meet many in one single day. They wait patiently to show us their new creations, all covered in sheets and pillowcases. Once we finally [...]

2018-03-13T19:47:58-07:00

Mejia family house

The Mejia family house in the village of Maje. They family was kind enough to house Ed and his friend for their visit, making room for Ed's hammock and feeding [...]

2018-03-13T19:47:25-07:00

Mask Weavers House

One of the Embera weavers daughters standing guard while I'm inside seeing the newest works.

2018-03-13T19:46:09-07:00

Landing in Maje

Pulling up to the waters edge on the boat to Maje. Ed took a truck most of the way (through streams, over boulders, with flat tires and all!), and finished [...]

2018-03-13T19:43:05-07:00

Kids in Esperanza

Our twins rolled in with their new friends seamlessly, despite a language barrier. They all seem to understand running!

2018-03-13T19:42:23-07:00

Reviewing Pieces

We are lucky to get the chance to review many new beautiful pieces under construction - right with the weavers. This allows us to note the new, up-and-coming pieces that [...]

2018-03-13T19:41:23-07:00

Dorotea & Roxana

We visited with mother and daughter weaving team Roxana and Dorotea, Embera weavers who weave the owls, monkeys, and hummingbirds that make up many pieces in our collection. They shared [...]

2018-03-07T18:07:16-07:00

Docking at Maje

Docking in the village of Maje, on the banks of the river Bayano. Maje is remote and the road undeveloped, so the main access is by canoe leaving from Panama [...]