Puerto Lara, Darien Rainforest, Panama.
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.