Deep in the jungle, some 45 minutes from Quibdó in the Choco region, the Embera Dobida (people of the river) people make these beautiful small woven baskets from Iraca which they crop themselves. The community, which still mostly speaks their native language and hunt by bow and arrow, depend almost entirely on the making and selling of their crafts.
This sustenance, as well as their community and culture, have for years been under threat; first as a result of the internal conflict in Colombia, and more recently by the construction of a new road which destroyed most of their iraca crops. The community is fighting to have their crops replaced, as the loss of just one of these precious plants represents about 200 small woven baskets they could sell in exchange for food, medicine, and solar panels.
These exquisite small woven baskets are hand woven by the women in the community. The fine beading detail makes them unique and perfect for any occasion.
MATERIALS: Iraca and Beads
COLORS: Natural iraca and brown metallic beads
FABRICATION: hand woven
ORIGIN: Jungle of the Choco region in Colombia – South America.
DIMENSIONS: L 11 in x W 11 in x H 3 1/2 in – L 28 cm x W 28 cm x H 8.9 cm
WEIGHT: 6 oz – 170 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.