What an amazing feeling to be looking through a magazine stand and find none other than Oprah on the front cover of O magazine standing in front of a majestic ancient ceiba in the Amazon forest wearing a fique mochila bag made by women from the Kankuamo tribe in Colombia.
Sandona’s master artisans have worked the iraca palm fibers for generations. Sandoneños, as they are known in Colombia, transform the Iraca fibers into the most amazing crafts; from the traditional hats to small decorative bowls, hanging mobiles, handbags…
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The relationship between humans and hand woven baskets goes back thousands of years. In fact, baskets are one of the oldest forms of art through which many civilizations represented religious and cultural symbols and left a record of their lives and surroundings.
Deep in the Colombian Pacific Coast, the Wounaan (people of the rainforest) work tirelessly weaving the werregue fibers into baskets, trays, plates, bowls as well as fashion accessories.
The origin story tells that the Kankuamo, one of four indigenous tribes who make fique mochilas, is tasked with maintaining the natural equilibrium of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta
The “Cuatro Tetas” baskets (literally translating “four breasts”) are made in Guapi, Cauca by members of the Eperara Siapidaara community. Guapi is located