Wednesday, August 24, 2011

BRIGHT AND BRILLIANT



I am obessed with the vivid and intricate woven art of the Wayuu people from Guajira, a region between Venezuela and Columbia. Wayuu women learn to make these beeautiful, colourful bags as part of a traditional coming-of-age process. Each bag is made by one woman so every bag is unique. It takes around 20 eight-hour days to complete each bag. They are so utterly incredible!







3 comments:

  1. These bags are so cool. Remember the bilum in PNG? I can see you are on your road to textile hehe!

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  2. These are awesome. Love. Have you seen the fabric from Sapa Vietnam? You'd probably like it too http://www.flickr.com/photos/40594861@N04/4405829143/

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  3. Love the colors and patterns! So fun!!

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