Ekii Jima

“The Fish Head”

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Description

A colourful interpretation of one of the most important animals in Wayúu culture, the fish. As a community that has always inhabited the Colombian coast, fish is paramount in the Wayúu diet, therefore the importance of preserving its significance through weaving.

The use of color by the Wayúu women does not necessarily represent anything in particular. Colours are used to represent the artist’s mood, her life, environment, his/her universe. Bright colours represent happiness, joy, satisfaction, whereas earth and ocre tones represent nostalgia, sadness or melancholy.

Each plato is different for each bag. They usually depict important memories in the life of the artisan, such as their children, their joys and sorrows.

Each unique Wayúu bag is a peek into the universe that each artist has within.

Origin: barrancas, Colombia

Additional information

Artisan

Mari Epiayú

Material

70% cotton, 30% acrylic

Measures

H:34cms, W:42cms

Origin

Clan Epiayú, Barrancas, Baja Guajira, Colombia

Technique

Single Thread

Weaving Time

180 hours

Strap

Hand-loomed

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