Wayuu Shoulder Bag

£78

Just like a traditional Colombian 'mochila', this everyday bag is made to be slung loosely over your shoulder. But don't underestimate it, handwoven by the women of the Wayuu tribe, it's just as practical as it is stylish. 

 

Product Code: WA 62

DETAILS

MEASUREMENTS: Height 15cm, Base 12cm, Handle 16cm

MATERIAL: Acrylic Cotton

ORIGIN: La Guajira

 

CARE

Machine Wash Cold, Line Dry

STORY

HANDWOVEN BY THE WOMEN OF THE WAYUU TRIBE

 

The Wayuu tribe occupy the harsh desert lands in the north of Colombia and into Venezuela. It is said that the art of weaving was taught to their ancestors by a mythical spider called Waleker. To this day, weaving remains a sacred part of their culture and identity. Each Wayuu piece is made by just one woman and can take 20 to 30 days to complete.