The basket Nukak #1 is made by the Culeo and Nukak indigenous groups, who are a part of the Maku tribe.
The Maku tribe is one of the last Colombian Amazonian nomadic tribe.
They were first seen in 1988. The Nukak tribe arise accidentally in a village of the middle of the Amazonia.
The Maku tribe has little contact with the occidental world and still live in an ancestral way. They live off the land, hunting, fishing and the collect of roots, fruits and vegetables.
Due to their culture and way of life, the Maku tribe has an intimate relationship with the Amazonian jungle. They wish remain in their ancestral land and maintain their way of life in complete harmony with the surrounding amazonian forest.
They traditionally use these baskets for the transport of manioc roots.
The basket Nukak #1 is made with the Yaré liana.
The Yaré liana (Heteropsis flexuasa) is a liane that has roots reaching a length between 3 to 23 meters long. These twist around the trunks of big trees and the roots hang down.
The Yaré liana is used for interweaving and to build structure. It is a very strong liane which is a high quality and a raw material.
Each basket is handmade and unique and is the reflection of the ancestral Nukak savoir-faire.