Natural Fiber Basketry
Rolled Weaved Basketry
This particular technique was developed by the indigenous people of the region. The Lache were an indigenous, agrarian community in the highlands of what is now central Colombia's northern Boyacá, they specialized in trade that included salt and textiles, as well as food.
The Rolled Basketry has 2 main components “Fique” (variety plant of the agave family) and “Straw” which constitutes the “soul” or structure of the basket,
The popular stories attribute spiritual properties to this technique as the spiral motion and the geometrical weaving of the colored Fique is said to be used by the original natives as a form of meditation, beautifying and connecting symbolically with one’s Soul.