This is a perfect Wayuu bag for Spring! It has a thick hand-braided strap.
It is one of a kind, handcrafted, and fair trade.
Size: Medium- Approx- 10-12" W x 9"H
Due to the one-of-a-kind nature of these handmade bags, sizes will vary
We only have one of each bag as each bag is unique!
The Wayuu Tribe is an artisan community that live in the La Guajira desert on the border of Columbia and Venezuela. The women are dedicated to keeping their traditional Wayuu craft of weaving and crocheting alive. The Wayuu use both traditional and more modern patterns in their woven and crocheted bags.
Their traditional intricate patterns depict kanaas, or symbolical drawings that depict day-to-day life for the Wayuu that have been passed down through generations since pre-Columbian times.
The Wayuu ancestors tell stories about the spider Wale Keru, who taught the women of the tribe how to make household items and tools.
Weaving and crocheting have the utmost cultural relevance for the people of the Wayuu tribe. The rites of passage for women include becoming a master weaver and to weave your mochila.
- Fair Trade
- Supports Women
- Supports Indigenous Artisans
- Keeps a culture alive