Over generations, the women of the Indigenous community of Palma Real have developed their own method and style of basket-making. Though their community is part of the larger Ese Eja Indigenous group, the tradition is unique to this community, where the weavers take great pride in the artistry they have created.
Joyous and colorful, these baskets are not easy to create. The weavers go out on week-long scouting trips to collect the tamshi fiber. Once it's been processed by hand, they use natural plant dyes to give the reeds their bright colors. Only then can they weave the baskets, working early in the morning and late at night, as the heat in the jungle dries the fiber during the day, making it too brittle to use.
Bright, light and playful, our basket bags are ideal for a day on the beach or a picnic in the park. We have all sorts of shapes and sizes to fit any style.
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Material: Woven tamshi, naturally dyed & hand woven
Dimensions: 18 cm tall x 45 cm wide x 14 cm deep, strap 43 cm (7" tall x 17.5" wide x 5.5" deep, strap 17")*
Department: Madre de Dios
Region: Jungle - Selva
Artisan/Community: Palma Real
Details/Care: Wipe down with a damp cloth or use a sponge with soap and water to wash
*Please note that because our products are made by hand, without machinery or molds, items may vary slightly in size and color.