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.