A Museum Worthy Basket
I love decorating with baskets. These "master" baskets are really special! I stumbled upon them on the website Rainforest baskets. They are self proclaimed museum worthy baskets. That explains the price. They must be the Mercedes Benz of baskets. But, oh are they beautiful!
The baskets are woven by the Wounaan and Emberá tribes people of the rain forests of Panama and Columbia. They call the art Hösig Di. Chunga palm fibers and natural dyes are used to weave the baskets along with silk thread.
The baskets command upwards of $4,000.00 They are considered the most beautiful contemporary baskets in the world. To learn more about these colorful people and their baskets, see the book, Weaving the Scarlett Macaw.
phs: Mountain Living Magazine, Rainforestbaskets.com