A’ataa

“The Dress”

129

Description

A nice small bag that represents the traditional attire worn by the Wayúu during ceremonies and celebrations.

The use of color by the Wayúu women does not necessarily represent anything in particular. Colours are used to represent the artist’s mood, her life, environment, his/her universe. Bright colours represent happiness, joy, satisfaction, whereas earth and ocre tones represent nostalgia, sadness or melancholy.

Each plato is different for each bag. They usually depict important memories in the life of the artisan, such as their children, their joys and sorrows.

Each unique Wayúu bag is a peek into the universe that each artist has within.

Additional information

Artisan

Laura Epieyú

Material

70% cotton, 30% acrylic

Measures

H:24 cms; W:25cms

Origin

Clan Epieyú, Cabo de la Vela, Alta Guajira, Colombia

Technique

Double Thread

Strap

Hand-loomed

Note This is an artisanal, hand-made product. Variations in size and small imperfections can be present in the product.