With modernisation came the idea of just weaving the bags in bright colours, without necessarily representing a traditional Kanaa. This bag is a nice display of craftsmanship that can brighten up any summer outfit, without overpowering or drawing to much attention. A nice piece for discreet people who can still appreciate the skill and meaning behind it.
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.