Our Siwan’i basket bowls are hand woven from the strong Chaguar fiber, gathered by the indigenous Wichi women of the El Portillo community in Chaco, Northern Argentina. After gathering the wild crop, they process the chaguar in a traditional method that includes many days of soaking the harvest, drying the removed fibers, then working them into a weavable texture by “spinning” them on their thighs, protected by ash. Finally, they weave the beautiful basket bowls and craft other pieces the Wichi are celebrated makers of.
Each bowl is absolutely unique, and colors may vary due to the artisans creative process and hand crafted features.
material: 100% Chaguar
technique: hand spun & hand woven
size: 11 in diameter
colors: natural tree bark
designer: Siwan'i artisan collective
origin: El Portillo, Chaco
Every NURAXI purchase supports sustainable design and fair pay for artisans.
NURAXI is inspired by Su Nuraxi, an XVII fortified village located in Sardinia, a Unesco Heritage Site since 1997. This ancient trading post served as an important meeting place for many generations. each generation adding to the workmanship and knowledge of the past.
NURAXI continues this tradition, bringing customers and artisans from around the world together. My goal is to discover and share these centuries-old traditions where extraordinary quality is a lifestyle and the hand is the main tool. I want to engage and invite a deep connection with places, people and materials through NURAXI collections and gatherings.
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