Yanomami Basket Cargueiro Urucum decorated with designs painted using charcoal


South American Yanomami Basket are woven by women using different materials from nature, majagua fiber and mamure plant, Decorated with designs painted using masticated charcoal pigment. The Yanomami are an indigenous tribe believed to be the most primitive, culturally intact people in the world., gathered from surrounding jungle. These are painted baskets, which makes them very difficult to acquire because they come from the Yanomam who live deep in the forest on the Brazilian side along the border of Venezuela.

This piece is a traditional, tightly handwoven basket with charcoal drawn circles decorating the outside.
Straps would have been traditionally tied around the loops of the top edge, and placed over the forehead to carry the basket on one's back.
The Yanomami are indigenous to the Amazon region of Venezuela and Brazil.

W: 16 x H: 19 inches aprox

Original piece. Very difficult to find.
Charcoal can stain other surfaces.

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