This bags takes its inspiration from Siruma, the sky, and paalaa, the sea. It represents the essence of the Wayúu people. Their territory is located in the northernmost tip of the South American continent, with the Caribbean bathing their land, and a perpetually clear sky.
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.