Chiqui Chiqui Placemats, Set of 6
Origin : Indigenous reserve el Paujil, Porvenir community, Colombia
Technique : basketry in roll technique
Materials : chiqui chiqui fiber
Approximate dimensions : black chiqui chiqui - 13 1/2" d; brown chiqui chiqui and natural cumare - 11" d
The chiqui chiqui placemats come in two stunning combinations : black or brown chiqui chiqui with a detail edge in cumare fiber. They are distinctive of the craftsmanship of the Zarycanha weavers. We love that they match beautifully with a contemporary or rustic country feel or the finest of Limoges chinaware.
Available in set of 6 units. Additional units can be made to order.
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.