Jalianaya Wüittüsü

“The Mother of all Kanaas”



This bag, by Artisan Laura Epieyú, represents “Jalianaya” or the Mother of all Kanaas. This pattern represents, for the Wayúu, the simplest drawing of them all. From Jalianaya derive all the other Kanaas. The use of color by the Wayúu women does not necessarily represent anything in particular. Bright colours mean in general that the artist was feeling happy and lively when she made the bag. Earth and ocre tones generally mean that the artist was nostalgic, sad or melancholic. 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 Wayúu Bag is a peek into the universe that each artist has within.

Origin: barrancas, Colombia

Additional information


Laura Epieyú


70% cotton, 30% acrylic


H:23cms, W:32cms


Clan Epieyú, Cabo de la Vela, Alta Guajira, Colombia


Double Thread

Weaving Time

30 hours



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