Ulesia Jo’uuchon

“The Small Cleanliness”

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Selected Features

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

Description

This bag represents an ancestral kanaa: Ulesia, which represents cleanliness.

A beautiful and minimalistic combination where the geometric drawing shines.

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

Colombia
Origin: Barrancas, Colombia
Artisan

Margarita Uriana

Material

70% cotton, 30% acrylic

Measures

H:23cms, W:32cms

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.