Akuaippa

“Life”

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Description

The Susú bag is not only a bag but a piece full of symbolism. The weaving itself represents life. Just as the bag is born as a tiny know on the base and then grows, so do we. This bag represents the cyclicality of life.

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.

Origin: barrancas, Colombia

Additional information

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.