Bucket Bag Blue & Beige Mini Squares

“The Hat”

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Selected Features

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

Description

The pattern on this bag is called Karatshu. It represents the traditional hat used by Wayúu men during the community’s cultural events.

A beautiful representation by artist Sileni Epiayú that works for leisure or work. Pair it with a summer dress or a pair of blue jeans and you are good to go.

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

Sileni Epiayú

Material

70% cotton, 30% acrylic

Measures

H:21cms; W:27cms

Origin

Clan Epiayú, Barrancas, Baja Guajira, Colombia

Technique

Single Thread

Weaving Time

100 hours

Strap

Hand-loomed

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