Chiqui Chiqui Tortillera Basket


Origin : Indigenous reserve el Paujil, Porvenir community, Colombia

Technique : basketry in roll technique

Materials : chiqui chiqui fiber

Approximate dimensions : 8 1/2” d x 5 3/4” h


We love the bold look of this purely black Chiqui Chiqui tortillera basket with lid. The deep black color is achieved by immersing the brown chiqui chiqui in water and soil for many weeks ... a natural and slow process that makes us appreciate the simple elegance of this basketry weave.

Ana Gladys Aponte leads Zarycanha, a group of 15-women weavers who have learned the art of basket weaving from their mothers and are committed to passing their skills down to their own children and future generations. Zarycanha is the name given to the commercial organization they have created in order to keep this cultural expression alive.