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Wayuu Mochila Medium

$40.00


Medium Size Wayuu Woven Bags
From Colombia

Solid Royal Red or Deep Blue
Multi-Color strap & tassel
Quality, strong weave. Drawstring closure.

To the Wayuu, weaving is a symbol of wisdom, intelligence, and creativity. As young Wayuu women come of age, they learn to create Mochilas Wayuu bags. According to legend, the tradition comes from a spider that taught the 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.
The weaver takes careful precision in her storytelling, making sure that the Mochila bag is a strong representation of Wayuu culture. Wayuu women work full days while weaving their Wayuu bags and can take up to a full month to complete one single bag. Today, Wayuu bags has become a means of financial support for the Wayuu people, which enables them to preserve their way of life.

Listing for one bag, please select your color.
Dimensions: 9 inches tall, 9 inch base/opening, 18 inch strap