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“The Morrocoy Turtle’s Shell”

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Selected Features

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

Description

The ancestral and original pattern representing the Morrocoy’s turtle shell, Molokonoutayaa is shown in this beautiful piece by artist Teresita Uriana.

The Morrocoy turtle is a species of turtle found in Colombia. Culturally, it is an important animal for the Wayúu people. The earliest archeological remains indicate that turtles were used for religious, commercial and nutritional purposes, thus the Morrocoy is represented by its own Kanasü.

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

Teresita Uriana

Material

70% cotton, 30% acrylic

Measures

H:21cms; W:27cms

Origin

Clan Uriana, Barrancas, Baja Guajira, Colombia

Technique

Single Thread

Weaving Time

100 hours

Strap

Hand-loomed

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