Chunga Palm bowl from Panama

Chunga Palm bowl from Panama

Chunga Palm bowl from Panama

Panama is many worlds bound together. With a huge indigenous population, there are many artisans who are sponsored by the government to make intricate indigenous products. Then they come to the city to be flaunted at souvenir shops, airports, and other tourist destinations. The finesse with which this bowl was made is what took my breath away. They are all shapes and patterns that signify things like seasons, with subtle cultural references, like region and craftsmen’s tribe.

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