These exquisite split chunga palm leaf and natural dyes basket work of the indigenous Wounaan of Panama feature tribal designs and other abstract design elements often related to patterns from the traditional body painting that the Wounaan still practice today.
This beauty, employing a roll stitch technique, features bold markings reminiscent of snake skin diamonds laid out in a tesselated pattern of varying colours. The underside features a striking mandala-like design resolution.
- Tribe: Wounaan
- Type: Woven Basket
- Size: 5″ x 7″ (12.75 cm x 18 cm)