Kalu’uwaa Wüittaa

The Blue Container

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Selected Features

  • Hand-made
  • Protected Denomination of Origin
  • UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • 30 hours of work

Description

Mawisa palm weaving is a little known art form prevalent among the Wayúu people. This tradition is more prevalent in the Northern most tip of the Guajira Peninsula in Colombia. Artisans collect the Mawisa palm found nearby the Macuira natural national park. The artists have to trek 3 hours to the area where the palm is found, and later spend 4 days preparing and weaving the palm. Each basket is unique. It is the result of a millenary tradition and the desire of the Wayúu to preserve and perpetuate their ancestral culture and traditions.

Additional information

Colombia
Origin: Nazareth, Colombia
Artisan

Eloy Epieyú

Material

Wild Mawisa palm

Measures

H:24 cms; W:25cms

Origin

Clan Epieyú, Nazareth, Alta Guajira, Colombia

Technique

Hand-woven

Weaving Time

30 hours

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