Origin : Ibagué, Tolima, Colombia
Technique : basket weaving
Materials : chipalo, wicker and galvanized wire
Dimensions : 11 3/4 w x 13 1/4 l x 9 1/4” h base (17 1/2” h overall)
The Chipalo picnic basket with bottle holder is nothing less than a dream! Beautifully crafted, beautifully shaped and a true exemplar of functional beauty. With a compartment for wine and a separate one for food. What more can one wish?
Having learned how to do basket weaving at a very young age, Doña Rosalía Triana one day decided it was time to open her own wicker workshop in the company of her husband. Since then, it has been 50 years that Arte Chipalo has been dedicated to the production of products for the kitchen and home. The workshop is run now by Humberto Triana, Doña Rosalía's son, who grew up to become a basket weaver himself, and is now in charge of maintaining this artistry alive within the family for future generations.