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.