The Collections

AALUNA Offers Two Wayuu Handbag Collections:

AALUNA Line:

This collection of handbags is specially designed in-house for AALUNA customers and woven by Wayuus. Each design achieves a chic, contemporary identity while still keeping its authentic Wayuu DNA.

Curated by AALUNA

These bags are created and designed by the Wayuus, showing their great creativity and craftsmanship from start to finish.

Each piece features a unique “drawing” woven into the bag, which Wayuus call Kanaas.

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Discover the Kanáas

What's the Kanaas ?

Kanaas are the geometric drawings woven by the Wayuu women. It translates roughly to “the art of weaving drawings”.

These abstract shapes represent their surroundings and daily life. Each one has a specific interpretation, often mystical, magical, or linked to human existence. The more complex the drawing, the greater its value.

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Each bag tells a story, describing dreams and hopes.

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Pa’ralouas

One on top of the other.

These Kanaas represent the steps in life.
One step after the other, we go further in our life.

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Marüliunaya or Itanaya

Drawings done on a vegetal recipient used for cooking called “totumo”.

They represent a distorted path of life, which is not ineluctably negative. Each triangle represents a step of life, which could be good or bad. Each could be a small or a large experience, bringing us to prosperity.

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Kuliichiya

The strong weaving of a shelter.

These Kanaas represent the strength and security of home.

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Kalepsü

Interwoven hooks of time.

This represents the need to recognize that we are not self-sufficient.
We always need our ancestors to support us.

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Jiméuya

Inspired by fish eyes.

A fish eye has the tenacity to percieve things such as danger from far away.
This symbol reminds us that with cleverness, we can move forward in life more easily.

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Anatajirasü

Paths that cross.

This pattern is made of paths that connect different worlds. It represents two people who meet to share the same destiny.

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Jalinaya

The mother of all kanaas.

This pattern represents the gift of motherhood or fertility.