International Gifts and Handmade Crafts

Mochilas Guayuu: Colombia



Native Americans in the Northern part of Colombia knit the finest hand bags of this time. Man and women knit in a loom or by hand using only one thread weaving inside and outside. It usually can take up to 26 days to weave one of this kind.


Each bag shows the Wayu indian’s passion and dedication. Knitting is more than a source of income and this art have been passed from generation through generation.


Behind every Mochila bag is a cultural message, a story, a soul and an important subject related to their lives.