Hand Woven Fantasy Monkey Mask Made By Wounaan And Emberá Panama Indians. Makes Great Wall Decor, Rainforest Art, Decorative Mask
The Wounaan and Embera people from the rainforest in Darien province of Panama are master artisans. The women are well known for their fine woven masks and Masks. The men, for their cocobolo wood and tagua carvings. The masks are hand woven using natural fibers found in the forest.
A variety of reeds and palm fibers are normally used. Chunga, the fiber of the black palm, is the fiber of choice among the weavers. The colors are produced with natural extracts of plants and earth, using the traditional methods for dyeing mask fibers. Seldom, if ever, are two masks alike.
The original designs usually portray life in the village, local animals and insects, or plant life. Income earned from the sale of these lovely masks reduces the need to destroy the rainforest for agriculture.
We have been working these artists since 1991.
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6” W x 6″ H
Woven By Wounnan and Embera Artisans