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Wounaan Darien Indian Hösig Di Museum Quality Butterfly Artist Basket 300A41

$854.99
$899.99

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Category:

Panama

Quantity Available:

Only one in stock, order soon

Condition:

New

Country/Region of Manufacture:

Panama

BY FAMOUS WEAVER LOUISA:

one of the finest we ever collected

Provenance:

best wounaan tribal weaver

excellent Wounaan Hösig Di basket:

rare and perfect butterfly motif museum quality

colorful one of a kind unique artwork:

american indian art masterpiece

collected in the Darién Rainforest:

AMAZING AND PERFECT RIB STITCH

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More than a week ago

Item number:

685090448

Item description

Sold at fraction of retail: You are buying 1 basket number 300A41 and seen on the first 9 photos. We are closing our doors so everything has been reduced! COMPARE AT 1,500.00 AND UP This weaving perfection, tightness and minuteness cannot be found today You are buying 1 excellent American Indian Wounaan Hösig Di basket seen on the first 9 photos, collected in the Darién Rainforest of Panamá WITH A RARE MOTIF OF BUTTERFLIES, BY FAMOUS WEAVER LOUISA. AMAZING AND PERFECT RIB STITCH Size is 4" x 6" x 18". This is a lovely stylized motif of butterflies. Absolutely perfect and so intricate and tight with a minute weave, museum quality artwork. Great price for this quality, compare. We only buy the tightest, the best designs and the greatest color combinaisons, all museum quality. Silk stitch. We have a wide variety of the best quality and motifs available in Wounaan baskets. We have sold them internationally, and to museums as well, because of their perfection and high quality. This is a great price for this time consuming detailed masterpiece of hand woven art, the finest work: compare! The baskets we carry have the most minuscule and tightest weave available (baskets can even contain water), we only pick perfection, as well as the best designs to be found in these collector baskets, the finest in the world. All our handcrafted or rare collector items come with pages and pages of research, about provenance, with history of the tribes and photos as well. It takes an average of 3 months to make a tiny basket and up to 3 years to make a large one of this quality. A Thread-like fiber material, harvested from the new shoots of the Chunga Palm, was used to create the outstanding minute weave above. The Wounaan Indians of the Darien Rainforest of Panama are the finest weavers in the world. They construct a basket with weave is so tiny that it can contain liquids: the fiber used is the Chunga palm leaf (new shoot - also used to weave Panama hats-) only found in the Darien rainforest. Their intricate and minute motifs range from tropical flora and fauna to varied geometric patterns. Baskets are woven with a needle and can be compared to a textile, so minuscule is the weave. The colors are obtained from natural vegetal dyes: roots, berries, herbs, leaves and even silt-fine mud. Master weavers have refined the silk-stitch or rib-stitch technique, working 60-90 or more thread-fine strands of chunga per inch in a extremely detailed and tedious tight stitching, and creating masterpieces that ressemble a fine tapestry. Basket designs are a work of art so complex and intertwined that keeping the stitch-by-stitch ramblings of animals, flowers, butterflies, birds, insects in check is a difficult task that takes a tremendous amount of time. Some baskets can take up to 3 years to complete as a result. The Indians believe that all plants and animals are related to each other, thus weavers seek the harmony of nature when creating baskets our of the nature around them, they capture the spirit of their world in their art which is museum quality. They also work a technique more complex than twining—coil construction, starting with a small bundle of fibers tied in a small overhand knot. The more fibers gathered into the knot, the larger and thicker would be the coil that supports the basket. Our prices are very low as we sell mostly wholesale and we go straight to the source to find these treasures, so you are getting the advantage of that saving as well as the advantage of the wholesale price without having to purchase multiples for a little while longer while we are making room The 10th and following photos show other baskets available that we are listing on a regular base whenever we have time unless they have been sold. All our collector and rare items come with pages and pages of research about provenance, and with history of the tribes and photos as well, depending on item and whenever possible. When shipping internationally, we group ship multiple purchases to save you money, and find the best rates available. If you have any questions or want to see research conducted on this piece and photos of tribes, tell us. We have artifacts and architectural accents up to 10 ft tall that we will put on upon request because shipping has to be calculated accordingly with trucking company.