The intricate baskets in this painting are handwoven by women from the Darién Rainforest in Panama and are the result of ancient weaving traditions passed through generations of the indigenous peoples of the area.

Design inspiration comes from the nature that surrounds them and the geometric patterns of pre-Colombian body painting.  The talented women who weave them often incorporate ancient Colombian pottery designs and pictures of the exotic plant and animal life found in the Darién Rainforest into their creations.

Each basket is believed to begin with an inherent spiritual quality, therefore, the women who weave them are often called “SPIRIT WEAVERS”.

Using needles to sew only the supplest of fibers from the native Werregue palm (also called Chunga) and Naguala palms, each basket can take months, or even years, to complete and are truly works of art.

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