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Jipijapa Palm Traditional Mayan Basketry

Posted By: Marty

Jipijapa Palm Traditional Mayan Basketry - 04/08/20 05:34 PM



In early February of 2020, with few words and yet clear direction, Gloria Teul of San Felipe, Belize, taught me how to make the traditional coil basket of the Mayan people. Wild crafted from leaves of the Jipijapa palm, the baskets can be shaped to suit a variety of uses. From bread baskets and dry storage containers, to a stash box for all your secret treasures the natural expressions of white, green, and black, and the addition of colorful threads are creatively utilized in their artful decor. Being handmade these baskets take many hours to construct. The whole process from harvest to beautiful basket takes days to clean, boil, dry, possibly dye, and stitch. For more info and for baskets contact Gloria on WhatsApp 510-661-9925.
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