Our Wayuu crochet backpacks are the absolute representation of women's dreams and creativity. Each design is unique to the weaver and you can almost read the story through the geometric beauty and feel the deep spiritual message they carry. The bright colours and the unique combinations will be your best mood enhancing supplement for any season. They are a good size and washing machine safe.
La Guajira is the largest dry area in Colombia. They lack of rain makes it really difficult to find the most basic need, water! They rely on a wind mill and a few basic wells. Bottled water is expensive and difficult to access from the village.
Your purchases support Sandra’s family business to make a decent living while preserving indigenous ancestral techniques.
Work gives sense of achievement and empowers communities.
Work can break the poverty cycle!
Meet your artisans
From the remote La Guajira Desert, Sandra from the Ishipaa community and her family weave these colourful accessories putting love and time to make this one of a kind piece!
Sandra is a leader in her community. She runs their family business and is a very active woman who leads community projects such us the veggie garden and projects to bring drinking water to her village.
Their family business is a family tradition, their daily activities run around it and is a skill passed on by generations.
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H27cm W22cm D 22cm.
Traditional Wayuu crocheting
This versatile design makes an impressive backpack or messenger bag.
Choose the design that you like and Sandra will be more than happy to adapt it for you.
Due to the artisan nature of this product, size and shape may vary