Origin : Ayapel, Córdoba, Colombia
Technique : basket weaving
Materials : seje palm
Approximate dimensions : 12 1/2” d x 13 3/4” h
Handwoven using seje palm, these strong and magnificent rattan table vases make great signature pieces within any setting. Their unique texture is perfectly offset with delicate wild dry leaves and grasses or the neck is wide enough to fit a slim glass vase for water to hold fresh flowers or foliage
Don Alcides and his wife Adriana run the small workshop of Artesol, located in the vicinity of the natural reserve of Ayapel, close to Colombia's Caribbean coast. Alongside their children and other members of the community, they are dedicated to the creation of products in seje palm, a sturdy material that is extracted from the very top of these tall tropical palm trees.
This technique first caught our attention because of the way the dry cuttings of hard seje palm are tied together to create this unique and distinctive style of basket weave.