An interpretation of two traditional patterns – kanasü, Molokonoutayaa, the turtle and Jime’uyaa, the fish eye, by artist Mari Epiayú. The two patterns are blended together in order to create a fantastic geometric pattern, that represents two kanasü in one drawing. An impressive mastery display and a truly fantastic work of art.
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.