Crucelina Chocho Opura. Werregue Bowl. Choco, Colombia. Beige, Black and red with vegetable fiber. Weight: 3 lbs., height: 4 in., length:20.5 in. width: 20.5 in.
Colombian basketry artist Crucelina Chocho Opua is member of the Wounaan indigenous group, which is native to parts of Central and South America. An expert in werregue weaving, she lives with her father in the town of El Litoral de San Juan, along the Pacific Coast. As a little girl she watched her mother and grandmother weaving baskets that they later used for daily tasks; at eight, under the watchful eye of her family members, she began weaving her own items.