Medium Tote Multicolor

“The Fish Head”

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Selected Features

  • Hand-made
  • Single Thread
  • Protected Denomination of Origin
  • UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • 180 hours of work

Description

A colourful interpretation of one of the most important animals in Wayúu culture, the fish. As a community that has always inhabited the Colombian coast, fish is paramount in the Wayúu diet, therefore the importance of preserving its cultural significance through weaving.

Colors don’t have specific meanings for the Wayúu. However, as the bag is meant to capture a piece of the artist’s life, colors are associated with the state of mind. Bright colors are often used when the artist is feeling happy or satisfied.

The Plato or bottom, is different for every bag and Wayúu artists are known for not repeating platos. They represent dear aspects of the artist’s life, such as their family, emotions or dreams.

Additional information

Colombia
Origin: Barrancas, Colombia
Artisan

Mari Epiayú

Material

70% cotton, 30% acrylic

Measures

H:34cms, W:42cms

Origin

Clan Epiayú, Barrancas, Baja Guajira, Colombia

Technique

Single Thread

Weaving Time

180 hours

Strap

Hand-loomed

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