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Wayuu Mochilas

Wayuu Mochilas

WAYUU MOCHILA BAGS. Every piece of our handmade collection is made by real hands of member from different ethnic communities from the north coast of Colombia.

Organized in matrilineal clans, the Wayuu children carry their mother's last name, making the Wayuu women not only the center of the family but cultural leaders as well. One of the most significant aspects of culture that the Wayuu women practice is the art of weaving Wayuu Mochila bags.

Each Wayuu mother teaches her daughter how to weave, keeping the tradition as alive and vibrant as ever. To the Wayuu, weaving is a symbol of wisdom, intelligence, and creativity. As young Wayuu women come of age, they learn to weave Wayuu Mochila bags.

According to legend, the tradition comes from a spider that taught the women how to weave their creative drawings into the Mochila bags. Each design incorporated into every Mochila 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 Mochila bags and can take up to a full month to complete one single bag.

Today, weaving Wayuu Mochila bags has become a means of financial support for the Wayuu people, which enables them to preserve their way of life. Great quality is mixed with millennial traditions to bring you unique pieces of fashion. Each pattern is unique and tell a different story of this magic culture, centuries haven't passed in vain!

Each Wayuu mochila bears the genuine style of Aboriginal women and community, which embody the symbolic woven figures that commemorate their ancestral language, mother earth, the sun, the womb of women and the family.

Mixtures of earthy colors and vivid symbols highlight their attachment to the traditions of their ancestors. Especially complex, highly detailed ancient geometrical symbols are woven into the fabric of some Wayuu mochilas, which distinguish them as particularly valuable, collector’s items.

This gorgeous collection of bags and accessories comes with a little part of the pre-Colombian history printed within. Mochilas Wayuu are sold just exclusively at Cherry Blushes for the UK and Ireland.

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