Talataa

“Happiness” 

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Selected Features

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

Description

Talataa, the Wayúu word for happiness, is a reflection of the artist’s mood when weaving. The bright colors of this bag lets us into the artist’s world as we can rightly assume that she was feeling good about her life at that moment.

Colors for the Wayúu nation, don’t have specific meanings, unlike other indigenous nations. 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 used when the artist is feeling happy or satisfied.

The Plato, 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 and immediate environment. 

Additional information

Colombia
Origin: Barrancas, Colombia
Artisan

Eva Epiayú

Material

70% cotton, 30% acrylic

Measures

H:26cms, W:34cms

Origin

Clan Epiayú, Barrancas, Baja Guajira, Colombia

Technique

Single Thread

Weaving Time

90 hours

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