Punta Flecha

“The Arrow Head”


Selected Features

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


Here is a modern take of the classic Wayúu Susú bag by artist Maribel Ipuana, where she employs the Punta Flecha technique. This technique is also used in the making of the straps.

The pattern in this bag does not represent a traditional Kanaas, but simply arrow heads.

The use of color by the Wayúu women does not necessarily represent anything in particular. Bright colours mean in general that the artist was feeling happy and lively when she made the bag and earth and ocre tones generally mean that the artist was nostalgic, sad or melancholic.

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 Wayúu Bag is a peek into the universe that each artist has within.

Additional information

Origin: Barrancas, Colombia

Maribel Ipuana


70% cotton, 30% acrylic


H:26cms, W:34cms


Single Thread

Weaving Time

90 hours


Clan Ipuana, Barrancas, Baja Guajira, Colombia



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