These colorful mini-baskets could be hung from a wall, a Christmas tree or holders with tiny knick-knacks. The fibers come from the Chambira palm tree and are colored with natural and synthetic plant dyes. The lovely accent beads are made from naturally orange black huayruru and pale grey rosario seeds.
Your purchase of any of this handcrafted basket helps support talented local artisans in the Peruvian Amazon by providing them with fair wages for their time and talents. You are also helping to protect the rainforest trees and rivers by giving artisans a way to support their families without damaging the forest.
This basket was made by a campesino artisan from the association Manos Amazonicas (Amazon Hands) in the village of Chino on the Tahuayo River.