Ye'kwana wuwa basket with zig-zag design. Made by Luisa Sarmiento, Kanwasumi/Medewa Cooperatives, Southern Venezuela. 9-1/4" tall x 8" diameter.
Women make a variety of baskets, for carrying babies, for burden to carry heavy loads, and for storage. But they have innovated these smaller decorated baskets with a variety of designs, including this zig-zag which is difficult to maintain over curved surfaces. Each woman has her own designs, very few alike. The sale of these baskets give women indepence and status in their community and contribue to necesities.
Wuwa Basket (small, black & white)
- Item Code: Y-7521-22-23-36-38