Highly durable, spacious, and beautifully unique - our large Wayuu market bag is perfect for the beach, travel, and everyday use. No two bags are alike. Handwoven by the Gloria Epieyu women’s collective in La Guajira, Colombia.
Colors: cream + green
Single hebra (30+ days to make)
Size: strap drop 11” x bucket height 15” x bucket diameter 12”
Handmade item - sizing, stitching, color, and detail may vary
Care instructions: Spot clean where necessary. Machine wash on gentle cycle with cold water. Hang to dry and set to re-shape.
Mochila bags, commonly found across Colombia, originate in La Guajira in Northeastern Colombia. Traditionally made by Wayuu women, mochilas serve as a primary source of income for many. Each bag is handwoven, taking up to 30 days to complete. Mochilas are either single hebra (using 1 thread) or double hebra (using 2 threads). Single hebra bags are more desirable because the tighter weave of the single hebra creates a sturdier bag with a longer lifespan. The colors and patterns of each mochila reflect its maker, their culture, and customs.