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Zuahaza

Guacamaya Tall Fique Woven Basket

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Fique is a Colombian fiber commonly used for rug and basket weaving. The fiber comes from the family of agave plants, and like hemp, it does not need any fertilizers or pesticides to grow. Making this fiber a natural organic fiber. It is also a fiber that needs very little water to grow, making it a very resourceful fiber and a great sustainable option for natural fibers. The new line of storage and decorative baskets were handwoven by a cooperative of artisans from the Boyaca region of Colombia. Handwoven using a coil basket weaving technique, each individual basket is one of a kind in that no other is equal in design, making each basket special handmade treasures. This tall woven basket is an ideal storage basket for kitchen utensils or paintbrushes.

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100% natural fique fiber

Handmade by women artisans from Colombia

About The Brand

Zuahaza means “my sister” in the Muisca language of the people who lived in the Cundiboyacense mountain region of Colombia. As a social enterprise, Zuahaza strives to embody collective sisterhood between women in Colombia.

Following an era of intense conflict, which continues to shape and affect Colombia today, Zuahaza seeks to participate in peacemaking efforts to reunite and heal our country. Zuahaza strives to connect women from across Colombia and to create unique products that reflect our diversity, history, and dreams as statements of the unity and peace to come from Colombia. This is what sisterhood means to us.

We are a group of passionate artisans and designers crafting home textiles between our creative lab in Bogotá and our production studio in Charalá, Colombia. We are a team of women from diverse cultural backgrounds sharing one national territory, and one common mission: to preserve and revitalize our traditional crafts through collaborative design and knowledge exchange.