The “Cuatro Tetas” baskets (literally translating “four breasts”) are made in Guapi, Cauca by members of the Eperaara Siapidaara community who migrated to Guapi due to increasing violence within the country. Weaving baskets is a craft that has been passed down through generations, and they were traditionally used to store food and household items as well as to prepare meals. Recently, their baskets have also become their most important source of income. Each basket takes around 8 to 10 days to weave by hand with patterns and figures inspired by the world around them, such as constellations, jaguar spots, snakes, spiders, the ant’s trail, and frogs.
MEASUREMENTS: 15cm (L) x 8cm (W) x 25cm (H)
MATERIAL: Chocolatillo and Paja Tetera Fibers
COLOUR: Red & Natural / 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.