GET YOUR SUSTAINABLE BAG MADE IN COLLABORATION WITH the WAYUU COMMUNITY

 

WAYUU BAGS  - MOCHILAS

The Wayuu are a pastoral tribe living on the Guajira Peninsula, on the north coast of Colombia and Venezuela, where they live without taking into account the frontier between the two countries. They do beautiful hand made traditional cotton bags, called mochilas. They are used to carry everything around because they are very strong. Mochilas are woven by the women of the Wayuu indigenous people. These products do not only have a functional value, but are a symbolical representation of the Wayuu cosmological vision that encompasses phenomena of nature and society. They’re known for their woven hammocks and shoulder-bags, which they make for personal use as well as for sale. This is a great way to support this community.

All bag items are one-of-kind, each with its own pattern. Use them to carry groceries, things outdoors during spring and summer, or just to lift your spirit during fall or winter. You can find a wide selection of Wayuu sustainable bags and backpacks at our online boutique.

 



 

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