Molokonoutayaa Jime

“The Turtle and The Fish”


Selected Features

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


An interpretation of two traditional kanaa, Molokonoutayaa, the turtle and Jime’uyaa, the fish eye by artist Mari Epiayú. The two patterns are blended together in order to create a fantastic geometric pattern, that represents two kanaa in one drawing. An impressive mastery display and a truly fantastic work of art.

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.

Additional information

Origin: Barrancas, Colombia

Mari Epiayú


70% cotton, 30% acrylic


H:23cms, W:32cms


Clan Epiayú, Barrancas, Baja Guajira, Colombia


Single Thread

Weaving Time

100 hours



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