Macranta Wall Decor
Designer Cristina Celestino
With Macranta, ames presents an extraordinary piece of wall decoration designed by Cristina Celestino. The floral ornament is inspired by Colombia’s largest orchid, the Coryanthes Macrantha. These flowers only grow high above the ground in “ant-garden” nests built in the crown of trees. This association with ants allows them to produce large blossoms, measuring up to 12.5 cm, all year long. Cristina Celestino’s artistic ode to this fascinating orchid is a spectacular eyecatcher in any room: its diameter measures one meter. Each ornamental flower is made by hand with the fibers of the Jipi palm, using different techniques including knotting, weaving, and braiding. The result is a balanced composition of fine lace-like details and playful spirals – two decorative styles that are popular in northern Colombia’s traditional artisanry.
L 39.4" x W 39.4"
Fibers of the Jipi palm tree
Colors: natural, purple-red, rose dust, black gray