Jepira Wall Tapestry

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  • Design by award-winning designer Coral Hernandez Finol.

  • Rectangular tapestry: 198 cm wide x 158 cm high.

  • Handmade by indigenous Wayuu men in Venezuela.

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Inspired by Jepira 
Jepira is the place where the dead live! We took inspiration from the Wayuu indigenous peoples' beliefs about the afterlife to create this tapestry. According to the oral traditions of the indigenous peoples, the Wayuu die twice. Jepira is the place where the dead souls stay until they reach the Milky Way. There, the souls can transform themselves into rain and thereby return to the Guajira Desert. However, the deceased can also transform into Wanülü, an evil spirit.

Made in Venezuela
This wall tapestry was lovingly handmade by Wayuu indigenous peoples in Venezuela. In the 1970s, the Venezuelan tapestry was very popular. From the Fira de Barcelona to the MoMa Museum in New York, the Wayuu crafts could be admired in museums all over the world. The indigenous peoples wind the yarn on a so-called weaver's shuttle and push the thread through the fabric.

Empowering indigenous women
MAMA TIERRA's vision is the self-determination of indigenous women. For this purpose, our organization sells accessories crafted by indigenous peoples and thereby offers  them existence-saving wages and financial independence.

100% Polyacrylic yarn, Azo dye-free, Iso-Standard 9001: 2000.

Inspired by Jepira 
Jepira is the place where the dead live! We took inspiration from the Wayuu indigenous peoples' beliefs about the afterlife to create this tapestry. According to the oral traditions of the indigenous peoples, the Wayuu die twice. Jepira is the place where the dead souls stay until they reach the Milky Way. There, the souls can transform themselves into rain and thereby return to the Guajira Desert. However, the deceased can also transform into Wanülü, an evil spirit.

Made in Venezuela
This wall tapestry was lovingly handmade by Wayuu indigenous peoples in Venezuela. In the 1970s, the Venezuelan tapestry was very popular. From the Fira de Barcelona to the MoMa Museum in New York, the Wayuu crafts could be admired in museums all over the world. The indigenous peoples wind the yarn on a so-called weaver's shuttle and push the thread through the fabric.

Empowering indigenous women
MAMA TIERRA's vision is the self-determination of indigenous women. For this purpose, our organization sells accessories crafted by indigenous peoples and thereby offers  them existence-saving wages and financial independence.

100% Polyacrylic yarn, Azo dye-free, Iso-Standard 9001: 2000.