Village Visit Highlights & Upcoming Pieces

Village Visit Highlights & Upcoming Pieces2018-05-20T16:36:08+00:00

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.

2018-03-21T12:21:44+00:00

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 [...]

2018-03-13T19:49:33+00:00

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. As of January, 2018 she has completed the base and [...]

2018-03-13T19:51:15+00:00

Arjelida Donisabe’s Hooks

Arjelida has been working on a smaller-sized black hooks piece on white. It is a traditional fish hook design of black on white. Are you interested in this piece? [...]

2018-03-13T20:09:32+00:00

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 [...]

2018-03-13T20:43:36+00:00

Dalia Negria’s Layered Base Quetzales

Dalia's creations are without fail always stunning. She has perfected the birds and butterflies of the Darien rainforest. Her highly collected pieces are years in construction, well planned motifs [...]

2018-03-13T20:54:02+00:00

Danila Osorio’s Dotted Geometric

Danila's new black basket has bands of white dots surrounding the sides of his smaller sized piece. It's already been received and sold, but it was a great sized [...]

2018-03-13T23:45:31+00:00

Darineth’s Fine Geometric

This new geometric design by weaver Darineth looks amazing: a finely executed design of bands of black and white designs. Her stitching looks extremely small and fine, with a [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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.

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

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 [...]

2018-03-14T17:19:58+00:00

Jobina’s Floral on Ecru

Jobina is displaying her floral set over an ecru background. We can see the details of burds in flight and enlarged florals covering one side of the piece. This [...]

2018-03-14T18:00:09+00:00

Josefina’s Colorful Floral

A new colorful piece under construction by weaver Josefina Donisabe. She is skilled at weaving clusters of detailed flowers overlapping multiple shades of greenery. Blue and green hummingbirds fly [...]

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

Kids in Esperanza

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

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

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 [...]

2018-03-14T18:08:50+00:00

Loida’s Black & White Split Floral

Master weaver Loida Mejis is creating an altogether new design: a floral on 1/2 white background and 1/2 black background. We've never seen this motif and this master weaver [...]

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

Making friends

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

2018-05-20T16:24:49+00:00

Maruja’s Pulpo on Black

Maruja Membache has created these incredible 8-legged creature-filled pieces before, she is a master of this design. We love this octopus over a black background, and also love the [...]

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

Mask Weavers House

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

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

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 [...]

2018-05-18T19:20:35+00:00

Mitsuli Mejias Dark Floral

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

2018-03-14T18:32:18+00:00

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

Plarisa and Baby

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

2018-05-20T16:18:42+00:00

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 [...]

2018-03-14T19:13:18+00:00

Raquelita’s Colorful Floral

Raqualita Mejia showing her new sweet colorful floral. It is taking shape to be a medium sized colorful piece with bright yellows and reds filling rounded flower petals. Flowers [...]

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

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 [...]

2018-03-14T19:18:31+00:00

Rita Mejia’s Detailed Floral

Rita showing her floral in creation. If you look closely you can see the large flower towards the top, it is lovely. The petals of this flower have all [...]

2018-05-20T16:24:01+00:00

Simona Champuro’s Bats

Simona Champuro showing her bold black and brown bats - each with delicate claws, tiny beaks and open wings. The wings show contrasting brown and black details, open and [...]

2018-03-15T00:39:08+00:00

Starter Fish in Coral

One of the smallest and most intricate pieces we saw, and just a starter so far. We loved this tiny fish piece featuring small decorated fish swimming in coral. [...]

2018-03-14T20:07:14+00:00

Telma Mejia’s Forest

Telma Mejia is one of the celebrated master weavers, combining skillful stitching with unique and well-executed motifs only she creates. The angled forest design she is displaying is a [...]

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

Twins in the Village

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

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

Visit with Weavers

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

2018-05-24T20:42:49+00:00

Yanela’s floral

Yalena's new 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. Are [...]

2018-03-15T00:34:45+00:00

Yanira’s Stunning Black and White

Yanira Mejia is showing her new black and white geometric. It has a wide base indicating it will become a grande basket, and look at that design! This is [...]