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AL&M Blue - Orange Triangle Wayuu Bag/ Wayuu Bag/ Wayuu Colombian Bag

AL&M Blue - Orange Triangle Wayuu Bag/ Wayuu Bag/ Wayuu Colombian Bag

SKU: 102-09
$79,99Price

Colombian Wayuu Bags are some of the most loved bags (Mochilas) within the artisanal and ethnic clothing community. From university students to Hollywood stars use this type of accessories to set trends and to define a unique clothing style.

 

The Wayúu are an indigenous people that inhabit the Guajira peninsula, the most northeastern part of Colombia in Soth America, bordering Venezuela; This community with a matriarchal structure has adapted to the inclement weather of a desert located in front of the Caribbean Sea.

 

These Bags represent a symbol of wisdom, intelligence and creativity. This is their way of showing their culture and the essence of their community to the world. From an early age, women are taught the art of weaving which in turn makes them leaders in their community.

 

The bags (Mochilas) are the maximum expression of Wayuú fabric. Are easy to recognize by their colors and designs. The backpacks are made in crochet (a technique introduced by Catholic missionaries at the beginning of the 20th century) or with crochet, and the elaboration of each piece can take approximately 20 days.

 

When you buy a Wayuu Bags, you are helping this beautiful indigenous community!

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