The Wayuu backpacks are part of a tradition in the Wayuu indigenous community that inhabits the Guajira Peninsula in northern Colombia.
The Wayúu mochilas fascinate by its color, design and complexity of techniques used in its preparation. Easily recognizable by the geometric figures that symbolize the elements of nature (animals, stars, plants, etc.) surrounding the Wayuu everyday life.
The work of producing a Wayuu backpack is around 20 days and is produced by a single woman on her own.
- Hand-woven cotton outer
- Single strap
- Drawstring closure
- Tassel trims
- Do not wash
- 100% Cotton
100% Authentic shoulder bag, brought directly from La Guajira, Colombia made by indigenous tribes in this region. Located in the Northeast corner of Colombia and crossing over into Venezuela, the Wayuu indigenous people live in an exotic location where the desert meets the Caribbean Ocean.
• 11" wide x 6.5" tall x 2" depth
• Handle 29" tall
• Measurements are approximate