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Post date: Sat, 08/06/2016 - 01:00

In the middle of our deserted road we found Iris IPuana, one of the Knitters that works with SUSU. She was born a knitter; since her childhood, she has been unleashing the stories of a region by sharing all the knowledge that her mother taught her. We were full of expectation and willing to understand, learn and live the reflection of how life interweaves between...

Post date: Thu, 08/04/2016 - 10:08

As we get closer to the South of La Guajira, after a long trip crossing the desert road, we meet with Lorena Pushaina Ipiayu, who, with much kindness, hosted us for a couple of days in her mother’s Wayúu community.

At nightfall...

Post date: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 22:42

“Kanasu”, the art of knitting drawings, is the maximum expression of the Wayúu culture. The fascinating designs result from their use of vibrant colors, unique designs, and complex techniques employed in elaborating their knitted drawings. Knitting also allows the artisans a way to express their individual creativity, intelligence, and wisdom. Their accumulated knittings represent the spirit...

Post date: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 22:38

Wayúu Kanasu is an ancient technique based on crochet knitting the handbag with a small crochet needle and knitthing with a single thread at a time. This allows the drawings to have a definition similar to a present day TV screen. Usually, it takes an expert Weaver up to 20 days to weave a regular size handbag. In recent years the indigenous Wayúu have had to modify their technique, knitting...

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