Bucket Bag Light Blue

“The Arrow Head”

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Selected Features

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

Description

Here is a modern take of the classic Wayúu bucket bag by artist Maribel Ipuana, where she employs the Punta Flecha technique. This technique is also used in the making of the straps.

Kanasü or patterns, represent important cultural elements for the Wayúu, their traditions and their environment. Animals, nature, objects and concepts are depicted through the patterns.

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

Maribel Ipuana

Material

70% cotton, 30% acrylic

Measures

H:26cms, W:34cms

Technique

Single Thread

Weaving Time

90 hours

Origin

Clan Ipuana, Barrancas, Baja Guajira, Colombia

Strap

Hand-loomed

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