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Japim-inspired Indigenous Basket with Urucum Natural Dye . A Brazilian Heritage: Urucum Crafted Potish.


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Japim Indigenous Basket Urucum Natural Dye

SKU: 0884
  • The Japim is a bird that builds its nest by leaving several sticks with “tips”left outside. This was the inspiration for baptizing the collection that SérgioMatos developed in the community of Careiro Castanho (AM)At the end of the process of weaving the uambé (a type of vine that canbe found in northern Brazil) fiber, the artisans wanted to cut the excessfiber to finish add the finishing touch in some crafts: “I said, 'No, don't dothat!'” Says Sergio, amused.
    It was shown as the right decision, because the tips left hanging on thehandicrafts amplify the beauty of them.

    The colored dye of uambé fiber is made from plants: Urucum for red and Crajiru with jenipapo for black.

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