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Los Wayúu, pueblo indígena, habitan la península de la Guajira, territorio desértico al norte de Colombia.
En Wayunaiki, Wayúu quiere decir gente/persona. Están organizados en clanes matrilineales. Las mujeres se ocupan de la ranchería y los hombres se encargan del pastoreo, la caza y la pesca.

La tejeduría es una práctica ancestral, símbolo de creatividad y sabiduría. Según el mito, la araña Wale’kerü fue quien enseñó el oficio a los primeros Wayúu. Desde ese entonces las mujeres conocieron las técnicas, aprendieron a tejer figuras geométricas denominadas Kanáas, que representan el entorno material y la cosmología Wayúu y transmitieron su conocimiento de generación en generación.
Las mochilas son un hoy en día un item en cada closet de las mujeres colombianas, podría decirse que son objetos del deseo, grandes diseñadores internaciones como Carolina Herrera han intervenido las mochilas y tienen su propia versión. Para nosotros la versión de lujo es la mochila original tejida por las manos de una indígena Wayuu en el desierto de la Guajira

The Wayuu are indigenous people descending from the Arawaks, they live in the Guajira peninsula, a vast desert territory, near the Caribbean Ocean in the North of Colombia.
In Wayunaiki, “Wayuu” means people / person. They are organized as a matriarchy. Women are involved in taking care of the house and village and men are responsible for herding, hunting and fishing. 

Weaving is an ancient practice, a symbol of creativity and wisdom. According to the myth, it was the Wale'kerü spider who taught the craft to the first Wayuu. Since then, women learned the techniques, learned to weave geometric figures called Kanáas, which represent the physical environment and the Wayuu cosmology and transmitted their knowledge from generation to generation.

Today, Mochilas are an item in the closet of every Colombia women,they are objets of desire, great internacional designers like Carolina Herrera have their own version. For us, the luxe version of the Mochila, is the original one, woven by the hands of and indigenous Wayuyy woman in the Guajira, near the Caribbean.
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