The women of the Wounaan and Embera tribes make elegant and stunning baskets, masks and plates from the fibers of the nahuala plant and chunga palm which grow the Darien Rain forest of Panama. Each beautiful piece is a unique example of Panamanian Indian folk art and crafts.
Each Wounaan or Embera basket is a one-of-kind piece and is the result of many hours of labor as well as an expression of the artist's own individual talent and artistic vision. Each piece tells a unique story and leaves a cultural legacy. The mask in this auction depicts a wolf-like dog in black and brown tones, truly a unique and stunning piece. The pictures do not do this mask justice. Over 12" in length from snout to ears and 7.5" wide. This mask can be hung on wall or placed on a mantel.