Guapi 40cm Cuatro Tetas Basket Bag

£155

A medium sized version of the famed Cuatro Tetas baskets. The multi-tasking basket can be used for anything from household storage to picnics and beach trips. Each basket is weaved by artisans in Guapi, on the Pacific Coast of Colombia.

 

 

 

Only 3 left in stock.

DETAILS

MEASUREMENTS: 25cm (L) x 14cm (W) x 40cm (H)

MATERIAL: Chocolatillo and Paja Tetera Fibers

COLOUR: Red & Natural / Black & Natural

ORIGIN: Guapi, Cauca

CARE

Dust with a microfiber cloth to clean if necessary. Place indoors in a dry place.

STORY

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.