Weaving in the life of the indigenous
community Wayúu, that lives in the Peninsula of the Guajira,
is much more that a cultural activity and inheritance of its ancestors.
To weave means Wayúu to show them through its creativity,
intelligence and wisdom the life as well as feels it.
The weaves of the Wayúu fascinate by their colors, designs
and the complexity of techniques used in their elaboration.
The typical reasons for this culture are the representations of
geometric figures that symbolize elements of the nature (animals,
plants, stars, signs, etc.) which they surround the daily life by
Between more complex they are the figures, greater value acquires
the piece. The knapsacks are the highest expression of the Wayúu
They are easily recognizable by its colors and designs.
The knapsacks are elaborated of cotton in crochet (technical introduced
by the catholic missionaries at the beginning of century XX) or
- The knapsacks are of circular cut and its weave is compact.
- Each purse elaborates a single woman with its own design.
- The work of the production of a hard knapsack around 20 days.