This handwoven Mochila bag is brought to life by Wayuu artisans in the La Guajira peninsula in northern Colombia. This bag takes up to 10 days to weave by hand with just a single strand of thread, making a very tight and strong weave. The pattern is a symbol of the Wayuu culture and a fine example of their ethnic lifestyle.
By buying this mochila bag you are supporting the Wayuu craftsmanship and empowering women in this ethnic community to develop their skills and have a better standard of living. Through CASTELLANO’s products, the cultural heritage and internationally renowned weaving skills are being preserved.
Enjoy this gift just yourself… swing it over your shoulder and go travelling with a cool and hippie-chic feel! Be a conscious consumer, one choice can change a life.
The Mochila features a thick shoulder strap and an eye-catching tasselled drawstring to close. Please note that we support the finest crochet technique unique to the Wayuu people. The quality speaks for itself and it will last for years.
Please NOTE: Due to the hand made nature of each design, bottom of the bag, size and shape will differ slightly. Typical dimensions (approx.): L: 17 cm, W: 22cm, D: 14cm, Strap length: 60 to 80 cm.
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