CaritoCaró Wayuu Bag – Ethnic Bo-Ho Chic Fashion Bag CaritoCaró Wayuu Bag is an ideal bag for Everyday use, for the Winter or as Summer Beach Bag. This tribal bag is unique and no one else can have the same Bag! Handmade in Colombia. Practical and Colorful.Perfect If you are looking for an exotic gift then you can’t go wrong: valentine’s gift, mother’s day gift, birthday or Christmas gift. Ethnic, Colorful, Fold-able, Durable and Resistant. The Wayuu bag is meticulously hand woven with love and care by one Wayuu Woman. It took approximately one month to complete this Wayuu Bag. This is not an imitation. The Bag is all hand woven with cotton thread. It has a compact circular base with a unique design that meshes with the overall inimitable design woven all around the Bag and its handle. Beautiful fringes and a string that can be pulled to fasten the opening. Today, it is difficult to find Authentic Wayuu Designs. The Wayuu bags available here are purchased directly from a group of Native Colombian Women that weave them. Size for DAILY : MEDIUM bags: 12″ (30 cm) Tall – 8 1/2″ (22 cm) wide – Strap 36″ (80 cm). One thread bags are One of a Kind pieces…read the story:
Wayuu Art of Sewing and the Myth of the Spider:
Wale’Keru – The Spinning Spider. The Myth about the origins of weaving:
Wayuu people believe weaving is an art they learnt from Wale’Keru. Legend says Wale’Keru lost her mother when she was very young and unfortunately she was left in her father’s sisters’ care, who did not treat her well. Like all Wayuu men Wale’keru’s father spent a lot of time outside home. When young she was the object of mistreatment: during the day she worked at domestic tasks and at night she was forced to sleep in the ashes in the kitchen. One day Wale’Keru’s father woke up and found a beautiful woven cloth beside his hammock. Wanting to give thanks, he asked who had made it and his sisters told him it had been them. From that day Wale’Keru’s father would find a new woven cloth every morning. One night the father was wondering what his daughter did at night, he walked to the place where the girl would retire to at the end of each day…he was deeply surprised to find that the skillful mysterious weaver was his small daughter. A little before dawn, Wale’Keru’s father, who had hidden from his daughter, pained because of the lack of attention he had been giving her, decided to talk to her and ask for forgiveness…but bad luck had struck and when seen, Wale’Keru turned into a spider and ran away from home for ever.
Wayuu girls, during their puberty rituals (when they were taught how to become a woman and female labor) were taught the art of sewing and thus became skilled with their hands and crafted extraordinary Wayuu Susu Mochilas. The designs are inspired by their creativity, spiritual culture and include traditional ancestral designs (unique to the Wayuu).