Medium Yellow Tote

“The Man’s Hat”

289

Selected Features

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

Description

The pattern on this piece is called Karatshu. It represents the traditional hat used by Wayúu men during the community’s cultural events.

Artist Eloida Pushaina gives us here an exquisite display of Wayúu artistry. The intricate pattern and great hand-work make this bag a truly unique piece.

Kanasü or patterns, represent important cultural elements for the Wayúu, their traditions and their environment. Animals, nature, objects and concepts are depicted through the patterns.

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

Eloida Pushaina

Material

70% cotton, 30% acrylic

Measures

H:34cms, W:42cms

Origin

Clan Pushaina, 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.