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!
Material: mawisa straw, native South American palm
No animal traces
Technique: the traditional Wayuu weaving technique is only passed down within families as a tradition, not taught in institutions. It is an honour to support our artisans to continue preserving indigenous ancestral techniques
Due to the artisan nature of this product, size and shape may vary
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.
We believe work gives a sense of achievement and empowers communities. Work can break the poverty cycle!
Meet your artisans
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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