Sea Turtle Theme
This Wounaan handwoven basket features a carved tagua nut sea turtle on its lid. The intricate carving from the tagua nut is an art form mostly created by men and is executed using only hand tools. The basket itself – a woman’s composition – features the naturally-dyed black ‘old stitch’.
A unique and rare decorative basket, this piece, fusing the basket weaving skills of the Wounaan and the tribe’s art of tagua nut carving, makes this a special gift, one that will stand out in any collection.
- Type of Artwork: Woven Basket and Carved Tagua Nut
- Size: 7″ high x 8″ in diameter (19.75 cm x 20.25 cm)
- Artist: collaboration