Bucket Bag Grey, Fuchsia & Blue

“All that which intersects”

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Selected Features

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

Description

The pattern in this bag is called Antajiraasüyaa and it represents “all that which intersects”. The Kanasü 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 Kanasü depict more philosophical elements, such as life, cyclicality, duality, etc.

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

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.