Tapizada Wayuu Mochila | Lined | Peacock | Crossbody Bag
100% Handcrafted by the women of the Wayuu tribe in Colombia.
La Tapizada. Made using the double-thread technique, a unique bag that originates on the Northeast most tip of La Guajira Peninsula in Colombia called “Punta Gallinas”. Unlike the rest of the peninsula and its vast, untamed desert, this specific area has a fertile and rich land. The imagery on each bag represents such diversity in flora and fauna.
Through the Motifs, the Wayuu weavers share their cosmological view of the universe and their traditions.
The creation and meaning of each bag is a tradition that has been passed through many generations. The symbolism behind their crocheted patterns and forms along with the intentions of each artisan while marking each bag make these mochilas a wearable work of art and culture. This bag is versatile, fashionable, trendy and great for any occasion.
We travel and work directly with a small group of entrepreneur indigenous women head of household who craft these bags. It is heritage, life style and economic fulfillment for this community.
Part of Isasuma’s mission is to support and empower small and at risk communities such as the Wayuu Tribe. The lack of governmental support and a harsh deserted environment make these bags probably their only sustainable economic way out of deadly hunger and thirst.
Like anything else you wear, your mochila is likely to get dirty at some point. The good news are you can still clean it and leave it spotless and bright for years to come.
1. Put mochila inside out with strap tucked in.
2. Washing Machine in gentle cycle, cold water,Â like-colors
3. Air dry only to avoid shrinkage
100% Acrylic Fiber Thread