Wayuu bags - not just another handbag
Category: Our Products
Intricately designed and carefully hand woven, each colourful Wayuu bag is truly one-of-a-kind.
Of the 300 bags we received here at The Market Basket Co, no two are alike. This means when you order a Wayuu bag from us, you’ll be our only customer with that bag. It doesn’t get much more exclusive than that!
But what are Wayuu bags and where do they come from?
The Wayuu people are an indigenous tribe inhabiting the protected desert of Columbia in South America. A traditional aspect of their culture is the Wayuu women passing on the art of weaving Mochilas Wayuu bags from generation to generation. Being able to weave and crochet these bags represents wisdom, intelligence and creativity within the Wayuu tribe.
Each bag is an individual work of art that takes up to a month to crochet out of pure wool. The colourful patterns and long straps make them a perfect all-season accessory. You can travel the world with your Wayuu bag or simply take it on a picnic or to the beach. The Wayuu bags make a beautiful handbag too, adding a pop of colour to any outfit.
Today, the Wayuu tribe relies on their unique creations as a means of financial support. By purchasing a Wayuu bag, you can help this indigenous tribe preserve their traditional way of life. How many other handbags can say that?
View our Wayuu bag range here, and help the Wayuu tribe today.