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Wayuu Bags from the Wayuu Tribe are making its way onto the street in Manhattan and Brooklyn. From the West Village to Carroll Gardens, its definitely becoming a trend here in the United States. Wayuu Bags are perfect for the casual commuting look and undressing it for the happy hour moments. Already the Wayuu Bags have made its way to hit trending blogs like @racked and Brasil's instafasionista @fashionismo debuting Bolsos Wayuu in Rio De Janeiro sexy beaches. It's no wonder Wayuu Tribe bags have been picked up by celebrities like Colombian sensation Shakira to the Kardashians.
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Wayuu Crochet Patterns
The Wayuu women are incredibly talented at crocheting beautiful designs and patterns. To the Wayuu, the patterns tell the story of their culture and way of life. Wayuu women are taught how to crochet at an early age. By the time a Wayuu girl reaches adulthood, they have mastered crochet techniques
The Wayuu women spend most of their time crocheting Wayuu bags. A single wayuu bag can take up to a month or more to complete depending on the crochet pattern. All Wayuu bags are unique and one-of-a-kind.
In addition to crocheting, the Wayuu learn how to weave as well. The straps of the Wayuu Mochila Bags are usually braided by hand. Tightly woven, the straps also carry an interesting design that completes the Wayuu mochila bag.
Check out www.WayuuTribe.com to view Wayuu bags for sale.
Wayuu Tribe Guajira Mochila Bag, $108 at WayuuTribe.com
One of my favorite finds at July's Downtown Flea debut was a new LA-based line called Wayuu Tribe. Founded by a California-born sister and brother, the siblings work directly with the indigenous Wayuu people of South America to produce handmade Mochila bags in a variety of eye-catching patterns and hues. The above version is today's pick, but take one look at their colorful inventory and you'll realize that it's hard to choose just one.
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Philanthropy meets fashion as Wayuu Tribe brings a small piece of the South America’s Wayuu people stateside. Hand-woven and meticulously crafted, these bags are the perfect pop of color accessory for any season. Take it to the beach, to a party, or even to the grocery store! Not only are these bags multi-functional, they are also Fairtrade, and 5% of the proceeds goes to helping improve the lives of the Wayuu people.Continue reading
Wayuu Tribe made their debut at the Cadman Flea Market in Fort Greene, Brooklyn aka THE BROOKLYN FLEA last Saturday. Thank you Wayuu Triber's for making it out! The Market is a great place to see the bags in person and to meet Jessica and David. Stop by next Saturday, September 14th, same time and place! The event is on Clinton Ave. and Lafayette Ave. on Saturdays from 10AM-4:30PM. xx
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