The unique handcrafted ‘Mochila bags” are all hand woven by groups led by indigenous women from the Wayuu Tribe situated in the northern region of La Guajira in Colombia, South America, taking over 20 days to finish each one. Carefully designed, the wayuu women put all their emotions, their happiness, sadness, love, fear and pleasure into the art of each bag, for an outstanding result and quality. Applying traditional sewing techniques that have been passed on for centuries and using all organic materials like wool, cotton and leather as well, the original and mystical designs are not just beautiful per se but have a unique spiritual essence and cannot be replicated. Every single one is an original.
In addition to the Wayuu Mochila bags, we found another extensive variety of handcrafted elements in which the ‘Mola’ art, the braided wayuu style strap as well as leather are combined giving an origin to a different type of bags that you’ll have the opportunity to appreciate and that we call “Mola” bags. The “Mola” art is used by “Kuna” women that live in the pacific region of Chocó and means “shirt” or “clothing”. The mola originated with the tradition of Kuna women painting their bodies with geometrical designs, using available natural colours; in later years these same designs were woven in cotton.
This rich tradition of craft-making, in which indian and rural artists apply techniques inherited from their forebears, the colors and the variety of materials employed, their shapes and their usage, reflects the imagination of Colombians and the folklore of the tropics.
Welcome to this delightful journey of spiritual meaning…!!! Bienvenidos!!!