Basket Chique Chique
Material : Chiquichiqui
Origine : Colombia Amazonas Guanía
Small round : Ø 16 x 5 cm
Maintenance & Care : When dirty, wash by hand with cold water.
The Chiquichiqui or Marama palm (Leopoldinia piassaba) grows on the banks of the rivers of Guainía and is used by the indigenous groups of the region (Curripaco, Cubeo and Puinave). This fibre has been used for roofing houses, as food, to make brooms and fishing traps.Today, the Curripaco are renowned for weaving baskets with Chiquichiqui, using the coil and spiral weaving technique, passed down from generation to generation. Although basket weaving was originally a male activity, the rise of the craft encouraged female participation.In the mythology of this ethnic group, the Chiquichiqui palm represents the awakaruna or mother-mountain. The extracted fibre symbolises the tsikure (hair) that this legendary figure gives to those indigenous people who live according to the order of the forest.
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