Guapi Cuatro Tetas Basket | Diamond
Handmade in Guapi on the Pacific Coast of Colombia, our artisans know how make the magnificent of multi-taskers. Our famous sculptural storage basket is large enough to hide away rugs, shoes, toys or to double up as a laundry basket. Meanwhile, the soft red diamond tones make for a striking statement piece.
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: 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.