Wayuu Mochilla Bag

$189.00

Wayuu Mochilla Bags are 100% cotton shoulder bags with draw string tassels handmade by the Indigenous Wayuu People of La Guajira Colombia.

To the Wayuu, weaving is a symbol of wisdom, intelligence, and creativity.

According to legend, the tradition comes from "Wale´kerü", a spider that taught the Wayuu women how to weave their creative drawings into the Wayuu bags.  

Each design incorporated into every Wayuu bag is unique to the weaver, telling a story through the bag's colors, patterns and shapes.  Wayuu women work full days weaving and it can take up to a full month to complete one single bag.  

Today, Wayuu bags have become a means of financial support for the Wayuu people, which enables them to preserve their way of life.

Approximately 10” L x 9” W x 10” H with 20”-23” shoulder strap drop.

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