First, it’s important to come to know the Wayuu culture to understand what these Wayuu bags mean to their way of life.
>>What are Wayuu Bags?
Wayuu Bags are hand crocheted bags, handmade by an indigenous tribe that resides in the northern peninsula of South America. Wayuu Bags are for every day, every outfit, and every personality! Surely, we can consider these handmade pieces of art as some of the most extraordinary bags made around the world.
>>Who are the Wayuu and how are you helping?
The indigenous people that make these beautiful fashion items have lived in the desert for centuries. Most importantly, their culture and traditions have survived endless struggles to bring us an exquisite variety of fashion-forward products. Wayuu women are hardworking entrepreneurs who sustain their families through the making of artisan products like Wayuu Bags.
The manufacture of these bags is not only a task for women, it is a way of life and a way to preserve their culture. Wayuu bags are the main income of many communities. Without these Wayuu bags, many craftsmen would have no resources to survive and thrive. Every dollar you spend benefits Wayuu communities throughout the Colombian region.
>>How are Wayuu bags made?
Wayuu bags are manufactured using a wide variety of crochet and weaving techniques. Weavers treat each piece like a canvas, printing their passion and heart into every bag they create. From a very early age the Wayuu learn to create different combinations of patterns. Undoubtedly, the fabric is part of the most important cultural practices of the Wayuu society and its essence is based on telling a personal story in each of its products, making each of them unique and special.
>>How can I clean my Wayúu bag?
You can easily wash and clean these bags in the washing machine on the delicate cycle.
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