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ART FROM COLOMBIA: WAYUU COMMUNITY

Updated: Mar 3, 2023

The wayuu are an indegenous people that inhabit the guajira, bordering venezuela; this community with a matriarchal structure has adapted to the inclement weather of a desert located in front of the caribbean sea.




The women dedicate themselves to weaving hammocks or hammocks to sleep in, backpacks or handbags form women, and colored blankets that highlight wayuu beauty.



The backpacks are made in crochet or ganchillo, and the elaboration of each piece can take approximately 20 days.

The wayuu bags are the traditional handcrafted piece from colombia to the world.


Check out these beautiful new designs!


FIBER AND THREADS

The wayuu spin wild cotton, wick maguey, aipis and other natural fibers typical of the region.


The twist ribbons to goat or beef rope to form threads, cords and strings.





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