Karatshu

“The Hat”

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Description

Karatshu represents the traditional hat used by Wayúu men during the community’s cultural events.

A beautiful representation by artist Sileni Epiayú that works for leisure or work. Pair it with a summer dress or a pair of blue jeans and you are good to go.

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, 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. However this piece does not display a very elaborate plato, in order to let the wearer focus and appreciate its fantastic pattern instead.

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

Origin: barrancas, Colombia

Additional information

Artisan

Sileni Epiayú

Material

70% cotton, 30% acrylic

Measures

H:21cms; W:27cms

Origin

Clan Epiayú, Barrancas, Baja Guajira, Colombia

Technique

Single Thread

Weaving Time

100 hours

Strap

Hand-loomed

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