Flat Basket “Balay” – White + Blue Spider Web Pattern

$79.00

USE: These Decorative Trays (aka. Balays) handwoven from Dyed Natural Fibers are the Perfect Accents to Decorate tables or walls around your Home. Length 15.5” x Width 15.5” x Height 3.5” – Weight 5.5 oz.

HANDMADE IN COLOMBIA: our Round Decorative Trays are handcrafted near the Vaupes River in Colombia by the Cubeo Indigenous Community.

UNIQUE INSPIRATION: It is said that the “Balay” is where the Cubeo people receive messages from “the father” so the weave must be tight to keep this wisdom from falling through.

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Description

These colorful and detailed flat baskets “Balays” are made by the Cubeo people who live where the jungle meets the vast Vaupés river in Colombia.

Making them is an art that is passed through generations.

The flat baskets are woven from natural fibers and colored with natural dyes, they are traditionally used as trays in which food is placed for sharing. Their patterns are inspired by animals, plants, and their origin stories.

Balay patterns reflect the tiger’s face, butterfly wings, monkey tails, stars and constellations, the spider’s web, fish in the river, and the mirroring of the leaves on the palms.

It is said that the balay is where the Cubeo people receive messages from “the father” so the weave must be tight to keep this wisdom from falling through.

MATERIALS: Natural Fibers and Dyes

COLORS: White, Red, and Blue

FABRICATION: 100% handwoven.

ORIGIN: Vaupés region in Colombia – South America

DIMENSIONS: 15.5″ in diameter x 3.5” deep – 39.4 cm in diameter x 8.9 cm deep

WEIGHT: </b> 5.5 oz – 156 grams.

BRAND: Kiskadee Design – Ethical and sustainable Home Decor. Each of our pieces contributes to helping women and members of various indigenous communities in the countries of origin.