Balay L Red

98,00

Ethnic wall decoration for Home

If you are looking for an ethnic wall decoration, opt for this balay in natural colors, made out of local palm, handcrafted entirely by the Cubeo Indians of the Colombian Amazon.

This round wall basket is ideal to give your interior a bohemian chic and ethnic look. Choose different baskets of various sizes or styles to decorate your walls in a unique way.

Size: L = H 7 cm x Diam 40 cm



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Material

Palm fiber, colors made locally with natural ingredients, most of them from plants

Size

L

Color

Beige, Black, Brick

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Description

Balays : an ethnic chic wall basket

These ethnic round baskets were originally used to dry cassava roots which are the staple food of the Cubeo Indians. This species of cassava naturally contains a poison, so the tubers have to go through a whole process, of which drying is the final step, before they can be eaten.

The preparation of this food takes on a ritual character. For this reason, the Balays are decorated with geometric patterns developed according to ancestral precepts. According to these teachings, it is in these trays that the messages of the founding father of the tribe are collected. If the weaving of these objects is particularly tight, it is so that “nothing is lost of this knowledge”.

The face of the tiger, the route of the ant and the spider web are some of the patterns used in the weaving of Balay. In order not to lose the memory of the ancients, weaving keeps alive the knowledge of the symbols transmitted from generation to generation.

Additional information

Material

Palm fiber, colors made locally with natural ingredients, most of them from plants

Size

L

Color

Beige, Black, Brick