Wayuu Pasatalouya green bag

135,00

Colombian handwoven bag

This ethnic shoulder bag is the perfect accessory if you want to add a touch of color to your day.

Our handmade bucket bags are handwoven by native women of the Wayuu tribe, who live in the La Guajira desert in the northern part of the country. The crochet technique has been used for centuries.

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

Color

Blue, Dark pink, Green, Yellow

Material

100% natural cotton

Strap size

100 cm

Size

Diam: 22 cm, Height: 25 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 sustainability of the Wayuu artisans.

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

Blue, Dark pink, Green, Yellow

Material

100% natural cotton

Strap size

100 cm

Size

Diam: 22 cm, Height: 25 cm