Chiqui Chiqui Oval Basket
Origin : Indigenous reserve el Paujil, Porvenir community, Colombia
Technique : basketry in roll technique
Materials : chiqui chiqui fiber
Approximate dimensions : 17 1/2” l X 13” w
The Chiqui Chiqui oval basket with handles can be put to a million and one uses. It may serve as a family-size bread basket, a fruit bowl or to beautifully organize any number of things from around the home.
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.