Wayuu Crochet Patterns
The Wayuu women are incredibly talented at crocheting beautiful designs and patterns. To the Wayuu, the crochet patterns tell the story of their culture and way of life. Wayuu women are taught how to crochet at an early age. By the time a Wayuu girl reaches adulthood, they have mastered crochet techniques that help them with intricate patterns. Passed down from mother to daughter, learning how to crochet brings the Wayuu people closer as a community.
The Wayuu women spend most of their time crocheting Wayuu mochila bags. A single mochila bag can take up to a month or more to complete depending on the crochet pattern. All Wayuu mochila bags are unique and one-of-a-kind.
In addition to crocheting, the Wayuu learn how to weave as well. The straps of the Wayuu Mochila Bags are usually braided by hand. Tightly woven, the straps also carry an interesting design that completes the Wayuu mochila bag.
Check out www.WayuuTribe.com to view all the various crochet patterned Mochila Bags.
Wayuu Tribe's Handmade Boho Wayuu Mochila Bags are the cool bohemian style accessory for all of the stylish girls out there. These bags will inspire your look by adding more color to your wardrobe. Each one-of-a-kind bag is made out of 100% cotton.
Wayuu Tribe Guajira Mochila Bag, $108 at WayuuTribe.com
One of my favorite finds at July's Downtown Flea debut was a new LA-based line called Wayuu Tribe. Founded by a California-born sister and brother, the siblings work directly with the indigenous Wayuu people of South America to produce handmade Mochila bags in a variety of eye-catching patterns and hues. The above version is today's pick, but take one look at their colorful inventory and you'll realize that it's hard to choose just one.
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Philanthropy meets fashion as Wayuu Tribe brings a small piece of the South America’s Wayuu people stateside. Hand-woven and meticulously crafted, these bags are the perfect pop of color accessory for any season. Take it to the beach, to a party, or even to the grocery store! Not only are these bags multi-functional, they are also Fairtrade, and 5% of the proceeds goes to helping improve the lives of the Wayuu people.