Werregue Lighting Collection

Graphic Werregue pendant light collection.

WERREGUE LIGHTING COLLECTION

Our Werregue Collection lighting builds upon the basketry that has long been woven by the Wounaan, an indigenous group hailing from The Chocó, where the jungle meets the sea on Colombia’s Pacific coast.

Made from werregue fiber—harvested from a thorny palm exclusive to the region—the pieces carry a remarkable heft, and are characterized by a weave so tight that the vessels have traditionally been used to carry water from river to village.

Preparing the collected material involves its own distinct handiwork as the fibers are rubbed together rapidly between the weaver’s hands – the friction of which gives the palm strands a distinctive sheen. The weaving, which takes months to complete, is shaped into a spiral pattern; thick fibers are used as the “soul” around which thinner fibers are meticulously wrapped.

With each light, the streamlined brass hardware gives way to the organic nature of the woven shade. The bold, graphic patterning embraces the traditional narrative of these pieces, and portrays a mirror into the world of the weaver. Each is one-of-a-kind and embodies its own distinctive story.

  • $1,250.00

    The Wounaan are fishermen, and they fish in both the river and the sea. They work with a wide range of fishing nets (redes), which vary according to the season and the location, with the biggest difference between them being the size of the spaces in the net.

    Given the nature and story of these Werregue palm pendants, the tightly woven fiber results in an opaque shade, with a focused spot light emanating from the bottom mouth of the fixture.

    Leadtime 1-2 weeks.

    Each pendant is one-of-a-kind.

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Redes Pendant
Small
8"Ø x 10"H

$1,250.00
  • $2,125.00

    The Olas del Mar design references the special geographical location of the Wounaan people—people of both the river and the sea. This basket represents the tension between the waves of the river and those of the sea.

    Given the nature and story of these Werregue palm pendants, the tightly woven fiber results in an opaque shade, with a focused spot light emanating from the bottom mouth of the fixture.

    Leadtime 1-2 weeks.

    Each pendant is one-of-a-kind.

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Olas del Mar Pendant
Small
14"Ø x 10"H

$2,125.00
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    Oso Hormiguero Pendant

    $2,125.00

    This pattern is depictive of an anteater (oso hormiguero). The anteater is a common animal for the Wounaan, and often represented schematically in their crafts.

    Given the nature and story of these Werregue palm pendants, the tightly woven fiber results in an opaque shade, with a focused spot light emanating from the bottom mouth of the fixture.

    Leadtime 1-2 weeks.

    Each pendant is one-of-a-kind.

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Oso Hormigeuro Pendant
Small
8"Ø x 11"H

$2,125.00
  • $2,700.00

    As the overall shape of the basket suggests, the design of this piece represents tall mountains. This is further mirrored in the patterning: the sacred sites of the Wounaan are the mountain formations of the Western branch of the Andes, which are, according to their beliefs, home to several of the revered Wounaan gods.

    Given the nature and story of these Werregue palm pendants, the tightly woven fiber results in an opaque shade, with a focused spot light emanating from the bottom mouth of the fixture.

    Leadtime 1-2 weeks.

    Each pendant is one-of-a-kind.

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Montañas Pendant
Medium
17"Ø x 15"H

$2,700.00
  • $2,700.00

    The upper and lower band patterning woven into this piece represents stairs. Steps are a very important element in the Wounaan culture because they live in stilt houses in the villages. The center band represents the flow of the rivers, and the paths that these rivers form as a part of the local landscape.

    Given the nature and story of these Werregue palm pendants, the tightly woven fiber results in an opaque shade, with a focused spot light emanating from the bottom mouth of the fixture.

    Leadtime 1-2 weeks.

    Each pendant is one-of-a-kind.

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Escaleras Pendant
Medium
19"Ø x 11"H

$2,700.00
  • $2,700.00

    The patterning of this piece represents the Choco termites climbing up the trees of the Colombian rainforest to forage.

    Given the nature and story of these Werregue palm pendants, the tightly woven fiber results in an opaque shade, with a focused spot light emanating from the bottom mouth of the fixture.

    Leadtime 1-2 weeks.

    Each pendant is one-of-a-kind.

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Termitas Pendant
Medium
17"Ø x 16"H

$2,700.00
  • $3,175.00

    The patterning on this weave references that of the skin of this indigenous animal (guartinaja)—also known as a spotted paca—commonly seen throughout the village areas in the Choco.

    Given the nature and story of these Werregue palm pendants, the tightly woven fiber results in an opaque shade, with a focused spot light emanating from the bottom mouth of the fixture.

    Leadtime 1-2 weeks.

    Each pendant is one-of-a-kind.

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Guartinaja Pendant
Large
21"Ø x 17"H

$3,175.00
  • $3,175.00

    This design is depictive of an exploding mountain (volcán), which is part of a story that plays an integral role in the cosmology of the Werregue people; in their worldview, it was around the sacred stones left over from this eruption that the first humans appeared.

    Given the nature and story of these Werregue palm pendants, the tightly woven fiber results in an opaque shade, with a focused spot light emanating from the bottom mouth of the fixture.

    Leadtime 1-2 weeks.

    Each pendant is one-of-a-kind.

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Volcán Pendant
Large
22"Ø x 18"H

$3,175.00
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    Redes De Pesca Pendant

    $2,975.00

    This design reflects the natural currents of the rivers in the Choco region, and the motions of the local fisherman’s net as it spreads when fishing on these active rivers and streams.

    Given the nature and story of these Werregue palm pendants, the tightly woven fiber results in an opaque shade, with a focused spot light emanating from the bottom mouth of the fixture.

    Leadtime 1-2 weeks.

    Each pendant is one-of-a-kind.

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Redes De Pesca Pendant
Large
22"Ø x 14"H

$2,975.00
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    Piel del Serpiente Pendant

    $2,975.00

    The patterning on this piece is reflective of that of a local indigenous snake.

    Given the nature and story of these Werregue palm pendants, the tightly woven fiber results in an opaque shade, with a focused spot light emanating from the bottom mouth of the fixture.

    Leadtime 1-2 weeks.

    Each pendant is one-of-a-kind.

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Piel del Serpiente Pendant
Large
23"Ø x 10"H

$2,975.00
  • $2,700.00

    The cerbantanas design is depictive of a blowgun, used by the Wounaan people on both sea and land to hunt for their food.

    Given the nature and story of these Werregue palm pendants, the tightly woven fiber results in an opaque shade, with a focused spot light emanating from the bottom mouth of the fixture.

    Leadtime 1-2 weeks.

    Each pendant is one-of-a-kind.

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Cerbantanas Pendant
Large
19"Ø x 17"H

$2,700.00
  • $2,700.00

    The patterning of this piece references the region where the Wounaan live, in which the hills meet the rivers. This design represents the reflection seen of the vast landscape onto the water’s surface.

    Given the nature and story of these Werregue palm pendants, the tightly woven fiber results in an opaque shade, with a focused spot light emanating from the bottom mouth of the fixture.

    Leadtime 1-2 weeks.

    Each pendant is one-of-a-kind.

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Cerros Pendant
Large
16"Ø x 17"H

$2,700.00
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    Dibujo De Lluvia Pendant

    $2,700.00

    This piece represents the rainwater sliding down the palm leaf roofs of the maloca (the traditional house of the Wounaan).

    Given the nature and story of these Werregue palm pendants, the tightly woven fiber results in an opaque shade, with a focused spot light emanating from the bottom mouth of the fixture.

    Leadtime 1-2 weeks.

    Each pendant is one-of-a-kind.

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Dibujo De Lluvia Pendant
Large
18"Ø x 18"H

$2,700.00
  • $2,700.00

    Local butterflies live in the bark of a tree and are camouflaged with stripes like those depicted in this design. The butterfly is silver on the inside and white on the outside.

    Given the nature and story of these Werregue palm pendants, the tightly woven fiber results in an opaque shade, with a focused spot light emanating from the bottom mouth of the fixture.

    Leadtime 1-2 weeks.

    Each pendant is one-of-a-kind.

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Mariposa Pendant
Large
17"Ø x 17"H

$2,700.00
  • $2,975.00

    This design references the special geographical location of the Wounaan people- people of both the river and the sea. This basket represents the tension between the waves of the river and those of the sea.

    Given the nature and story of these Werregue palm pendants, the tightly woven fiber results in an opaque shade, with a focused spot light emanating from the bottom mouth of the fixture.

    Leadtime 1-2 weeks.

    Each pendant is one-of-a-kind.

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Olas Del Mar Pendant
Large
22"Ø x 17"H

$2,975.00
  • $2,975.00

    The design depicts a tambo, a communal house in the village used for meetings and ceremonial events. Featured in repeat is the sloping roof of the structure, and the black point represents the “eye” of the smoke coming from the ceremonial fire.

    Given the nature and story of these Werregue palm pendants, the tightly woven fiber results in an opaque shade, with a focused spot light emanating from the bottom mouth of the fixture.

    Leadtime 1-2 weeks.

    Each pendant is one-of-a-kind.

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Tambo Pendant
Large
20"Ø x 15"H

$2,975.00
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    Rios Y Riacheulos Pendant

    $3,250.00

    The patterning on this piece is inspired by rivers and streams as they flow through the jungles, where white represents the land and black, the water currents. A model of balance and harmony.

    Given the nature and story of these Werregue palm pendants, the tightly woven fiber results in an opaque shade, with a focused spot light emanating from the bottom mouth of the fixture.

    Leadtime 1-2 weeks.

    Each pendant is one-of-a-kind.

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Rios y Riacheulos Pendant
X-Large
18"Ø x 19"H

$3,250.00
  • $2,975.00

    This design represents the very werregue palms from which these pieces are woven. The palm patterning can reflect either a flower or a spike, depending on the angle viewed.

    Given the nature and story of these Werregue palm pendants, the tightly woven fiber results in an opaque shade, with a focused spot light emanating from the bottom mouth of the fixture.

    Leadtime 1-2 weeks.

    Each pendant is one-of-a-kind.

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Las Palmas Pendant
X-Large
19"Ø x 24"H

$2,975.00
  • $3,175.00

    The design of this piece represents the tall mountain formations of the Western branch of the Andes- sacred to the Wounaan people- which according to their beliefs are home to several of the revered Wounaan gods.

    Given the nature and story of these Werregue palm pendants, the tightly woven fiber results in an opaque shade, with a focused spot light emanating from the bottom mouth of the fixture.

    Leadtime 1-2 weeks.

    Each pendant is one-of-a-kind.

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Montanas Pendant
X-Large
23"Ø x 18"H

$3,175.00
  • $2,975.00

    The cerbantanas design is depictive of a blowgun, used by the Wounaan people on both sea and land to hunt for their food.

    Given the nature and story of these Werregue palm pendants, the tightly woven fiber results in an opaque shade, with a focused spot light emanating from the bottom mouth of the fixture.

    Leadtime 1-2 weeks.

    Each pendant is one-of-a-kind.

    SPEC SHEET

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Cerbantanas Pendant
X-Large
21"Ø x 18"H

$2,975.00