ID # panplara3
Copyright 2001 - Jean-Philippe Soule
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Country: Panama   /   Village: Puerto Lara
Ethnic Group: Embera & Wounan   /   Feature: Art & Crafts

Caption:

Basket weaving is a lost art form that has been revived by the Wounan. 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.

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