Panama

 

Basket weaving is a lost art form that has been revived by the Waounan. It generates significant income for small villages. In less than two generations it has reached a highly evolved state. Women now create intricate patterns with naturally dyed fibers that are wrapped around long bundles of fibers. The basket grows outward in concentric circles.

Puerto Lara, Darien, Panama.

Jean-Philippe Soule 2001