Si’ira book


This book tells the story of a special belt, the si’ira, woven by one of the most accomplished hand weaving indigenous peoples of the world. The women of the Wayuu from the dry and windy Guajira peninsula of Colombia and Venezuela weave the adorned loincloth belt or si’ira for their men and sons on the simplest of upright looms applying a score of intricate textile techniques. They manipulate their warps and wefts steadily, with immense patience and sublime skill to produce their bold and balanced designs.