Yanomami Baskets


Yanomami means “human being”. The Yanomami are located in the Amazon rainforests of Brazil and Venezuela. The Yanomami are an indigenous tribe, which is made up of subdivisions of Indian villages that live in seclusion.

 

Each household contains one to six family compartments and live together in a larg circular structure called a Shabono. Social life is organized around kinship relationships, descent from ancestors, and marriage. They are hunters and gatherers and tend small garden plots. The Yanommami are believed to be the most primitive, culturally intact people in the world and the last culture to come into contact with the modern world.

Carrying Baskets
Carrying Baskets

The women weave and decorate flat baskets and carrying baskets, which are carried by a strap around the forehead. Red berries called onoto are used to dye the baskets and to paint their bodies. Their baskets are often decorated with dots, circles, waves and lines by using masticated charcoal pigment.


Yanomami Carring Basket (Dots)
Design: Three Dot Cluster with one Singular Materials: Vegetable coloring, majagua fiber (Anaxagorea acuminata), mamure plant (Heteropsis spruceana)  Size: diameter 38 cm hight 29 cm   This is a beautiful carry ... (Read More)
52,00 €  
Yanomami Carring Basket- Horizontal waves
SOLD Design: horizontal wavy lines Materials: Vegetable coloring, majagua fiber (Anaxagorea acuminata), mamure plant (Heteropsis spruceana)  Size: diameter 31 cm hight 33.5 cm   This is a beautiful carry ... (Read More)
60,00 €  
Yanomami Carrying Basket
Design: Dots Materials: Vegetable coloring, majagua fiber (Anaxagorea acuminata), mamure plant (Heteropsis spruceana) Size: 17cm Diameter          15cm High   This is a beautiful carrying basket (Wii) of the Ya ... (Read More)
24,00 €  
Yanomami Carrying Basket (circles with dots)
Design: Circle Forms with Dots Materials: Vegetable coloring, majagua fiber (Anaxagorea acuminata), mamure plant (Heteropsis spruceana)  Size: diameter 33cm hight 32cm   This is a beautiful carrying basket (Wii ... (Read More)
55,00 €  
Yanomami Carrying Basket with Sling
Size: appx. 19 cm Diameter: 19cm Materials: Vegetable coloring, majagua fiber (Anaxagorea acuminata), mamure plant (Heteropsis spruceana)   This is a beautiful carrying basket (Wii) of the Yanomami with sling. It is m ... (Read More)
24,00 €  
Yanomami Carrying Basket with Sling
SOLD Design: horizontal lines Materials: Vegetable coloring, majagua fiber (Anaxagorea acuminata), mamure plant (Heteropsis spruceana)  Size: diameter 23cm hight 23cm   This is a beautiful carrying baske ... (Read More)
42,00 €  
Yanomami Carrying Basket with Sling
Design: horizontal lines Materials: Vegetable coloring, majagua fiber (Anaxagorea acuminata), mamure plant (Heteropsis spruceana)  Size: diameter 37 cm hight 34.5 cm   This is a beautiful carrying basket (Wii)  ... (Read More)
82,00 €  
Yanomami Carrying Basket with Sling (circles)
Design: Circle Forms Materials: Vegetable coloring, majagua fiber (Anaxagorea acuminata), mamure plant (Heteropsis spruceana)  Size: diameter 32 cm hight 29 cm   This is a beautiful carrying basket (Wii) of the ... (Read More)
58,00 €  
Yanomami Carrying Basket with Sling (crosses) sold
Design: Crosses Materials: Vegetable coloring, majagua fiber (Anaxagorea acuminata), mamure plant (Heteropsis spruceana)  Size: diameter 23.5cm hight 24cm   This is a beautiful carrying basket (Wii) of the Yano ... (Read More)
45,00 €  
Yanomami Carrying Basket with Sling (verticle wave
SOLD - AD Design: verticle wavy lines Materials: Vegetable coloring, majagua fiber (Anaxagorea acuminata), mamure plant (Heteropsis spruceana)  Size: diameter 40cm hight 36cm   This is a beautiful carryi ... (Read More)
125,00 €  
Yanomami Carrying Basket with Sling (web) - sold
Design: Web lines Materials: Vegetable coloring, majagua fiber (Anaxagorea acuminata), mamure plant (Heteropsis spruceana)  Size: diameter 30.5 cm hight 30.5 cm   This is a beautiful carrying basket (Wii) of ... (Read More)
52,00 €  
Yanomami Carrying Basket-Verticle Waves
SOLD Design: Vertical Wavy lines Materials: Vegetable coloring, majagua fiber (Anaxagorea acuminata), mamure plant (Heteropsis spruceana)  Size: diameter 36.5cm hight 36cm   This is a beautiful carrying ... (Read More)
90,00 €  
Yanomami Shoto Basket - sold
Intersecting waves with circles- Size: 37cm Diameter Material: Mamure plant (Heteropsis spruceana)   Displayed is a round Yanomami Shoto (shallow basket) which is colored with onoto and then decorated with charcoal wi ... (Read More)
38,00 €