Traditional Wayuu Mochila- Paralouas

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 “Paralouas” (Wayuunaiki language) celebrates the continuation of life and their belief that we rely and depend on one another for survival.

 

TRADITIONAL WAYUU DESIGNS (KAANAS) & THEIR SIGNIFICANCE 

These traditional (autochthonous) designed mochilas hold deep meaning for the Wayuu artisans and culture as each design comes from their ancestors and is considered part of their identity and connected to their worldview, environment and surroundings.

In the Wayuu culture, crocheting is a symbol of wisdom, intelligence, and creativity and artisans take a lot of pride in their work. Each design incorporated into a Wayuu bag is unique to its weaver, telling a story through the bag’s colours, patterns, and shapes. For this collection, we offer exclusive designs that will never be replicated, making each bag a very special ONE OF A KIND possession.

 

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Length: 11”/ 28 cm

Diameter: 7.8"/ 20 cm

Strap: 47”/ 120 cm

100% cotton

*Note all sizes are approximate, as mochilas are handmade, they can have slightly different measures.

 

PRODUCT CARE

  • Cleaning the fabric is easy, simply hand wash with a mild detergent or wash it in a machine in a delicate setting
  • Lay flat to dry