This bag is made using a punch needle. It is a technique where the artisan draws the design on a piece of fabric and then fills the space with knots. It is a time consuming process that creates amazing results. This technique is more typical among Venezuelan Wayuus.
The bag measures about 35 cm (14 in) high and 65 cm (26 in) wide. The thread used is acrylic, so the art will last for a long time. The bag can also be machine washed in cold water and then air dried. It is lined.
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 purchase will help feed 5 Wayuu children through the Wayuu Taya Foundation.