Wayuu Tribe

The Wayuu Tribe is Colombia´s largest indigenous tribe and ethnic group located in the northern region in the desert peninsula of the Guajira state bordering Venezuela and well known for its arid scenery. The women learn at an early age the art of sowing crafts inherited from their mother and passed from one generation to the next cultivating their beliefs, values and cultural approach to life.

Cotton is the prime raw material used to produce each "Mochila" handbag in the Wayuu tribe. The firm and sturdy handbags are made under the crochet technique using one or two threads to weave the bucket-type bag. The inspiration of each artisan is derived mainly from their own personal interpretation of the abstract world and surrounding environment creating geometric patterns under vibrant pallets or earth tones. Each piece is unique and no two are "alike" whilst making them a "one-of-a-kind" work of art. The total time dedicated to manufacturing these goods ranges between 20-25 days.

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