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The Wayuu bags are far from being just a sales product, they are a cultural manifestation. Itis the result of decades and decades of tradition, teaching and dedication. The bags are made by hand crafters, by artists from the Wayuu culture in northern Colombia. They dedicate their entire lives to this art. There is no comparison. Many of these artists most of them women and who create these works inan almost meditative way, using their hands and feet to masterfully manipulate and control the looms and colourful threads using all their imagination and techniques passed down by each ancestral generation. 

“The Wayuu bags are far from being just a sales product, they are a cultural manifestation.”

It’s worth mentioning that many of our indigenous artists are forgotten and that our country’s corruption has driven them into a crisis, leading to lack offood, water and medical attention. It is one of the groups that most contributes to Colombian natural and cultural resources. Itis completely unacceptable that they be left in oblivion. Each pack/sack/backpack is unique because it is a cultural work of art, that isn’t made by a machine, but by experienced hands that love their craft and express their culture through complex fabrics, their colours and shapes.

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