Wayuu Mochila | Tapizada Style | Handmade in Colombia | Peacock | Boho & Chic
If you love handmade unique pieces then this beautiful bag is for you. Crafted by indigenous artisans of the Wayuu Tribe in Colombia, this bag recreates with intricate patterns the life and beliefs of this culture. Each bag is embroidered with precision and durability by a single member of the community.
The tapizada bag is made using the punch needle embroidery technique, resulting in stunning textile art. 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.
The creation and meaning of each bag have 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.
Bag Size: approximately 8in diameter x 11in deep
Strap: 18" drop / 36"total lenght