Brazil, Yaritsu Waura / Instituto Xepi, Basket in Red & White
Basket made by the artisan Yaritsu Waura. It is a unique piece.
Our baskets were formerly used for shing and to be used on the walks in search of food. Today, they are used to store food. Its design is original to our ancestors, to facilitate their activities. They are only craft by women.
The base is hand weaving with Buriti dried spines. Then, Yaritsu created a beautiful pattern with cotton threads. These motifs we call Xepi art, inspired by our traditional roots and have the inuence of contemporary interventions. We look mainly to the animal's textures and forms, such as shes, snakes, ants, and also graphics from our millenary Ritual Kayumãi.
Our artisans have total freedom to decorate as they feel the objects.
Measurements: 42 cm X 37 cm