A jigra is the classic netted mochila (or backpack) of the Koreguaje indigenous community living in Colombia’s Amazon rainforest. These bags are frequently used for fishing and collecting foods like yucca and plantain. Each jigra is made from cumare, a locally harvested and sustainable palm fiber, and takes approximately 2-4 days to weave while using a paddle as a guide. Made by the Artesanías Koreguaje Pairepa and Leonidas Gutiérrez in Milán, Caqueta. Handle with care and spot clean where necessary.
Approximately 16” strap drop x 16” bucket height