Large Wowa Amazonian Basket I
The tirite fiber of the Wowa Amazonian basket is handwoven by Ye’kwana women from the Venezuelan Amazon. They are highly valued for both their carrying properties and their aesthetic appeal.
These pieces are emblematic of the shared function that the craft enjoys: produced for utilitarian purposes, they are also valuable products of a fascinating culture.
D: 9.45x H: 11.81 inches
Brown, Natural and Red
Amazonian baskets come in many shapes, sizes and designs, and are evidence of how culturally diverse the region is. People use baskets in many different ways, and they are an important part of daily life. This diversity of use is largely due to the amazing versatility of baskets. The basic basket design can be found around the world. It has been developed by most cultures, using materials that are locally available. This gorgeous Wowa Amazonian basket is handwoven by Ye’kwana craftswomen, who live along the Caura and Orinoco Rivers in the Venezuelan jungle.
Venezuela’s tropical rainforest is rich with natural diversity, providing indigenous communities with plenty of materials for their crafts. Artisans use bamboo, lianas, straws and palm fronds to weave a wide number of objects. These include trays, baskets, bowls and musical instruments. Weaving is not just about creating objects, but also a way for artisans to practice and express their culture.
Today, we consider basketry a functional art. This is because baskets are both cultural artifacts and useful everyday objects. Because of this, you can find baskets in both museums and homes, as display pieces and as items for daily use. In the case of baskets, imagination is, truly, the limit.
The versatility of Amazonian Baskets make them the perfect addition to any home. This is because they are functional, beautiful and have a rich cultural heritage. You can use them, admire them, or both. Keep them in your home, or in your garden. Whether you use them for form or for function, your home is not complete without one of these pieces.
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