Antajirasu

“All that which intersects”

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Selected Features

  • Hand-made
  • Protected Denomination of Origin
  • UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Single Thread
  • 120 hours of work

Description

The Kanaas are the geometric patterns used by the Wayuu to represent their environment, life and traditions. Their meanings are varied and can represent animals, plants or important objects for everyday life. Some Kanaas depict more philosophical elements, such as life, cyclicality, duality, etc.

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

Colombia
Origin: Barrancas, Colombia
Artisan

Eleidis Epiayú

Material

70% cotton, 30% acrylic

Measures

H:26cms, W:34cms

Origin

Clan Epiayú, Barrancas, Baja Guajira, Colombia

Technique

Single Thread

Weaving Time

120 hours

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