Travel Stock Photo: ID # PAEWPL002a

Copyright : Jean-Philippe Soule
 

Title:

Puerto Lara, Darien Rainforest, Panama.

Caption:

Basket weaving is a traditional art form that has been reborn among the Wounan women. It provides a crucial source of income to villagers. They produce baskets of all sizes for all price ranges. The largest will reach the size of an amphora jug, take up to nine months to complete and will sell for $1500. The technique is time-consuming. They coil long bundles of fibers and wrapped them with dyed fibers at intervals that create geometric patterns as the basket grows outwards.

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Country: Panama   /   Village: Puerto Lara

 

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Themes & Categories:

Indigenous Cultures - Embera & Wounan

Destinations - Panama
 

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