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Mochila Wayuu Bag l Colorful handmade ethnic bag

Wayuu Maruliunaja Blue Bag

135,00

Colombian ethnic shoulder bag

You will love this bag that was entirely handmade by the Wayuu indigenous people from La Guajira, using a crocheting technic that has been transmitted amongst women for generations.

This Wayuu mochila is the perfect bag for carrying your essentials every day. It is light and comfortable to wear thanks to its long braided handle, and the laces to close it are finished with pompoms. You can wear it on the shoulder or as a crossbody bag. Use it either for the day or the evening: Its beautiful color combination will brighten your outfit.

We work with artisans that are part of a women association and our goal is to help the Wayuu people and keep their artistry alive.

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

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

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



FEATURES

Bag Type

Color

Black, Mustard, Pale blue, Pink, White

Material

100% natural cotton

Strap size

108 cm

Size

Diam: 23 cm, Height: 27 cm

1 in stock

Description

Original Colombian Wayuu Bags

Our colorful and authentic 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 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

Bag Type

Color

Black, Mustard, Pale blue, Pink, White

Material

100% natural cotton

Strap size

108 cm

Size

Diam: 23 cm, Height: 27 cm