A few years ago when travelling we discovered and fell in love with the unique and beautiful Wayuu Mochila bags.
The Wayuu (pronounced "Wah-You") people are an indigenous Latin American group inhabiting the desert of La Guajira Peninsula which borders Colombia and Venezuela.
The women of the Wayuu tribe have been hand weaving mochilas for generations.
Each bag is hand made and can take up to one month to make. No two are the same, each unique in their design with intricate tribal patterns and colors variations. The designs woven into each mochila represent the natural elements that surround the Wayuu tribe and what is important in their culture such as: animals, the sun, plants, stars, etc.
Helping to sustain their villages’ economy by hand making these pieces and selling them; this then enables them to help preserve their way of life.
One of a kind. Handmade. Timeless