Guapi Cuatro Tetas Basket | Chequered
One of our most coveted sculptural baskets in red and black diamond. The Cuatro Tetes basket couples up as a handy storage solution, use as a laundry basket or to hide cushions, blankets or toys. Our artisans weave each basket in Guapi, on the Pacific coast of Colombia.
Large: 38cm (L) x 28cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Medium: 27cm (L) x 20cm (W) x 65cm (H)
MATERIAL: Chocolatillo and Paja Tetera Fibers
COLOUR: Red, Black & Natural
ORIGIN: Guapi, Cauca
Dust with a microfiber cloth to clean if necessary. Place indoors in a dry place and out of direct sunlight which can cause fading to the natural dyes.
HANDWOVEN BY THE WOMEN OF GUAPI
The Cuatro Tetas baskets (literally translating as “four breasts”) are made in Guapi, Cauca by members of the Eperaara Siapidaara community. Weaving baskets is a craft that has been passed down through generations. Typically it is the women who weave, while the men trek up to three hours into the forest to harvest materials. Once the plants are carried back and left to dry for three days, the women can begin weaving. Each basket takes around 8 to 10 days to create, with patterns inspired by the world around them - such as constellations, jaguar spots, snakes, spiders, the ants trail, and frogs.