Guajira, Venezuela / Colombia
The original cross body mochila Wayuu is a repository of cultural and creativity rooted in the Wayuu history and experience. The cultural heritage is the key economic and productive resource that Wayuu women have to sustain their families and communities. Empowering these women with direct trade, each purchase of a mochila contributes to the conservation of the ancestral traditions and income generation for this semi-nomadic matriarchal society. Your purchase contributes indirectly to the environmental preservation of the Guajira Peninsula.
Finest quality new mochila Wayuu large size bag, tight stitch crochet, washable colorfast cotton. Closes with drawstring
Many mochilas seen amongst a densely populated landscape of handmade goods are loose stitch crochet which take approximately 10 days to make with acrylic blend yarn. At Polished Coconut we take great pride in working with carefully selected weavers for over 14 years and our mochilas take approximately 25 days to make in 100% premium colorfast cotton by hand with one needle.