Bucket Bag White & Black Spiral

“Like the engravings made on Walena

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Selected Features

  • Hand-made
  • Protected Denomination of Origin
  • UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • 30 hours of work

Description

The symbols or Kanasü are traditional patterns that depict important cultural elements for the Wayúu people. The pattern on this bag is called Walenayaa. It represents the markings made on Walena, a traditional kitchen utensil.

Colors don’t have specific meanings for the Wayúu. However, as the bag is meant to capture a piece of the artist’s life, colors are associated with the state of mind. Bright colors are often used when the artist is feeling happy or satisfied.

The Plato or bottom, is different for every bag and Wayúu artists are known for not repeating platos. They represent dear aspects of the artist’s life, such as their family, emotions or dreams.

Additional information

Colombia
Origin: Barrancas, Colombia
Artisan

Laura Epieyú

Material

70% cotton, 30% acrylic

Measures

H:23cms, W:32cms

Origin

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

Technique

Double Thread

Weaving Time

30 hours

Strap

Hand-braided

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