Stunning, ancient craftsmanship by the indigenous Xavante.
Light though weaved to support heavy weight this unique looking basket shows forest technology in it’s best.
Handmade basket of Buriti Fiber. Buriti is the most common and abundant palm tree in the Brazilian territory and it is present throughout South America. It is known as the “Tree of Life”, because everything in it can be used and many residents of rural communities have this palm tree as their main source of income.
All indigenous artisan pieces are sourced from the artisans who made them, in Brazil and Peru.
Xavante in Brazil. Brought to us by Incausa.
Still crafted under the teachings of the Xavante elders, the constant making of theses baskets serve as way to keep the culture alive for the new generations.