Welcome to our website. Inside you will find many interesting information about Wayuu Mochilas. The Wayuu Mochilas are hand-crocheted bags by the Wayuu women in northern Colombia.
The work period for a Mochila is approximately 20 working days. Each Mochila (Bag) is unique and gives the expression of the artist.
Of a Mochila there will never be a second one, therefore remains Every Mochila is unique. The bags are very conspicuous by their bright colors and easy to recognize.
According to legend, the Wayuu crocheted tradition (Wale´kerü) comes from a spider, from this spider, the womens are taught how to crochet creative drawings. The bags are with different signs, many signs coming from the wayuu culture and each bag signifies something special to his creator. For example, “rays of the sun”, “wind”, “path of love”, “coming of age”, birthday etc.