Tirite Fiber Amazonian Tray (Small)
$69.00|Made in Venezuela
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.
11.02 x inches
Charcoal and Natural
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 Tirite Fiber Amazonian Tray is handwoven by Yanomami 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 trays 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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