Besides being truly eye catching and adorable, it’s the story behind these bags that will make you appreciate them even more. In 2002, the famous Venezuelan model and actress Patricia Velasquez set up the Wayuu Taya foundation whose main goal is to improve the lives of the Wayuu, a community living in Guajira Peninsula- one of the poorest areas in South America. Wayuu is one of the ethnic groups who’ve been able to avoid the European acculturation and managed to keep their traditions and culture alive. One of their traditions that is past from one generation to another is weaving. The women of the community dedicate their lives to weaving, which for them is not only an artistic expression and symbol of creativity, intelligence and wisdom, but also a way to support their families. They spent 20 days of hard work to create only one of these so called “Susu” bags, each of them being one-of- a- kind and uniquely patterned.
What we’ve wanted to say here is that by purchasing these vividly hued bags, you’ll not only get an amazingly unique statement accessory, but you’ll also benefit the Wayuu community. Buy them online at the foundation’s official website: http://www.wayuutaya.org/
Wayuu Taya bags