Guapi Cuatro Tetas Basket | Diamond

£320

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. 

 

DETAILS

MEASUREMENTS:

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

 

CARE

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.

 

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.