TIRITE FIBER AMAZONIAN TRAY (Medium)
This Amazonian tray was handwoven by Yanomami People of the Venezuelan Amazon.
Basketry is often considered a functional art due to the duality of baskets as both cultural artifacts and functional quotidian objects. Due to this duality, baskets can be found in both museum displays and daily use, depending on the location and implementation of the owners.
These functional trays are dyed with Nara or Onoto, with figures painted on using a burnt resin called Warapa. The figures found on Yanomami baskets have diverse meanings within the culture’s cosmology: circles symbolize humans whilst crosses are jaguar footprints and undulated lines are serpents, to name but a few.
The differing techniques and diverse motifs found in Amazonian weaving are all unique to the culture that produces them, invested with distinct social meaning and significance.
Venezuela’s tropical rainforest is rich with natural variety, providing indigenous cultures with an amazing variety of plants from which to produce their baskets. From bamboos to lianas; straws to palm fronds: these materials are implemented in the creation of trays, baskets, bowls, musical instruments, fans and many more objects. From the profane to the sacred, weaving is an instrumental means through which Amazonian people create objects.
THIS ITEM IS ELIGIBLE FOR RETURN WITHIN 30 DAYS OF RECEIPT IF UNUSED AND IN ITS ORIGINAL CONDITION.
PIECES ARE UNIQUE DUE TO THEIR ARTISANAL NATURE AS THEY ARE ENTIRELY MADE AND DECORATED BY HAND. FOR THIS REASON, THE PIECE YOU RECEIVE AT HOME MAY BE DISSIMILAR IN SOME MINOR ASPECT FROM WHAT YOU SEE IN THE PICTURE. AT THE END OF THE DAY, THESE SUBTLE DIFFERENCES MAKE EACH ONE OF THESE PRODUCTS AN OBJECT WITH MEANING.
12.60 x inches
Charcoal and Natural
Bejuco Fiber and Mamure Fiber