Molokoono Jima

“The Turtle and the Fish”

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Description

A minimalistic interpretation of two traditional Kanaas, 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

Artisan

Mari Epiayú

Material

70% cotton, 30% acrylic

Measures

H:26cms, W:34cms

Origin

Clan Epiayú, Barrancas, Baja Guajira, Colombia

Technique

Single Thread

Weaving Time

120 hours

Strap

Hand-loomed

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