Jalianaya Wüittüsü

“The Mother of all Kanaas”

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Description

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

Artisan

Laura Epieyú

Material

70% cotton, 30% acrylic

Measures

H:23cms, W:32cms

Origin

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

Technique

Double Thread

Weaving Time

30 hours

Strap

Hand-loomed

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