The exquisite split chunga palm leaf and natural dyes basket work of the indigenous Wounaan of Panama often feature geometric designs and other abstract design elements related to patterns used in their traditional body painting that the tribe practice to date.
This handsome basket displays a pleasing geometric based on a stylized night sky pattern in the stitch work coming together underneath in a whirling pinwheel-like design. This vessel basket’s silouette and thin-walled construction brings to this piece a sublime elegance.
- Tribe: Wounaan
- Type: Woven Basket
- Size: 8″ x 12″ (20.25 x 30.5 cm)