To the Wayuu Indian communities that inhabit the Peninsula of La Guajira, knitting is much more than a cultural activity and a legacy from their ancestors. It is a way to express feelings about their life concept by means of creativity, intelligence, and isdom.
Each Wayuu mother teaches her daughter how to weave, eeping the tradition as alive and vibrant as ever. As young Wayuu women come of age, they learn to weave Wayuu mochila bags. According to legend, the tradition comes from "Wale´kerü", a pider that taught the women how to weave their creative rawings into the mochila bags. Each design incorporated into every mochila bag is unique to the weaver, telling a story through the bag's colors, patterns and shapes, Wayuu weavings typically have very bright and contrasting colors. The weaver takes careful precision in her storytelling, making sure that the mochila bag is a strong representation of Wayuu culture.