To make these bags, the artisan draws the design and then, using a punch needle, fills the space with knots. It's a time consuming process, but the results are amazing!
These Wayuu bags are approximately 9 to 13 inches in diameter and depth, and the straps measure between 32 and 40 inches. The bag ergonomically lays over your hip, and it is the perfect size to carry your day-to-day essentials. The bags are made of synthetic fibers and they can last for many years. The strap will stretch with use, perfect if you find them too short when new. There bags are lined with water-resistant material.
The selling of handcrafts is fundamental to the survival of the Wayuu people. By buying their bags you're helping their economical development and the passing on of their culture. Also, part of the profits will be donated to susceptible communities. Each $50 will help feed 5 Wayuu children through The Wayuu Taya Foundation.