La Guajira Wayuu Bag

135,00

Colombian Wayuu bag

High quality single thread bag, handmade by the Wayuu People of Colombia.

The process to make this bag took 3 to 4 weeks, using ancestral weaving technics.

Hand Wash, Cold Water, Do Not Bleach, Do Not Iron, Use Soft Soap.

This authentic Wayuu bag is tightly woven by a single strand of thread, therefore the process takes around 3 weeks. Single thread bags are made in the purest tradition. These bags are part of the few products using an ancestral knowledge that has obtained the “Protected Designation of Origin”. Each single thread bag comes with a tag that warranties its originality and quality, and makes of it a unique product.

Each bag is totally hand made and thus unique. Slight variations or imperfections are due to the traditional manufacture.



FEATURES

Dimensions

23 × 23 × 29 cm

Bag Type

Color

Blue, Mauve, Pink, Yellow

Material

100% natural cotton

Strap size

106cm

1 in stock

Description

Colorful and Authentic Colombian Wayuu Bag

Our colorful and authentic Colombian Wayuu bags (or “mochila”, in spanish), are traditional bags handmade by the Wayuu, who use ancestral weaving technics. The Wayuus are native people of Colombia who live in the northeast of the country, in the desert of La Guajira.

We strive to support them, as they are struggling to survive in their harsh environment. Indeed, most of them live under the poverty line. Selling their handcrafted bags represents today one of their sole source of revenue.

Therefore purchasing one of our bags will contribute to the welfare of this tribe.

Some of the bags are woven by two strands of thread. It takes around ten days to make one.

Others are tightly woven by a single strand of thread, so the process is longer and takes around 3 weeks. One thread bags are made in the purest tradition. These colorful and authentic Wayuu bags are part of the few products using an ancestral knowledge that has obtained the “Protected Designation of Origin” (Denominacion de Origen Protegida).

Each bag is totally hand made and thus unique. Slight variations or imperfections are due to the traditional manufacture.

Additional information

Dimensions23 × 23 × 29 cm
Bag Type

Color

Blue, Mauve, Pink, Yellow

Material

100% natural cotton

Strap size

106cm