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Arapiuns Artisans

TUCUMA BASKETS LARGE (15" D)

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HANDMADE IN PARÁ, BRAZIL

The Tucumã baskets are meticulously crafted by the riverside communities of northern Brazil. Made from the natural fiber of the Tucumã palm, these exquisite baskets are perfect for storing, displaying, and organizing items. Adorned with intricate designs, each basket is unique, inspired by the dazzling nature and regional wildlife of the Arapiuns River. Make a statement with these beautiful, ethically-sourced pieces from the Amazon.

25% OF PROFITS GO TO INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES IN BRAZIL

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Materials: Tucumā Fiber and natural pigments

Dimensions: 15" D x 3" H

PRODUCT CARE

If necessary, use a damp; cloth to spot clean. Keep out of direct sunlight for long periods of time

TUCUMA BASKETS LARGE (15" D)
TUCUMA BASKETS LARGE (15" D)
TUCUMA BASKETS LARGE (15" D)
TUCUMA BASKETS LARGE (15" D)
TUCUMA BASKETS LARGE (15" D)
TUCUMA BASKETS LARGE (15" D)

PARÁ, BRAZIL

ARAPIUNS ARTISANS

Arapiuns artisans revive ancestral indigenous culture, embracing traditional weaving techniques and intricate designs. Sourcing materials from the forest, they showcase their deep understanding of the environment and their harmonious way of coexisting with nature.

The fiber employed in their craft is derived from the sprouts of the tucumã tree, a thorny leaf requiring careful processing. After meticulously removing all the thorns, the straw is left to dry for three days, with the final night spent in a serene and humid environment to achieve a clear and soft texture. Dyeing is a meticulous process involving the combination of local flora, including leaves, fruits, bark, and roots, cooked together with the fibers to create vibrant colors.

In 2004, a group of ten women initiated the work of tucumã fiber braiding, seeking to generate employment and income by reviving this technique. Today, the group has grown to include 41 women and 5 men.

The artisans live in a riverside community situated on the left bank of the Rio Arapiuns. The community boasts crystal clear waters, fine white sand beaches, and a picturesque landscape. The community sustains itself through the production of handicrafts made from tucumã fiber and ecotourism.