The Arhuaca mochilas ('mochila' means bag in Spanish) are created by an indigenous tribe called - Arhuaco, and they live in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Colombia and consider this part of the country to be the heart of the world. Their mission is to preserve the natural order of the earth and its surroundings.
We are working with an indigenous women led artisan group in the breathtaking Sierra Nevada mountains . These mochilas are lovingly handwoven by the women of the community with natural sheep wool, one bag can take anywhere from 20-40 days to weave, therefore each bag is completely unique.
Experience the ancient woven stories of the deeply spiritual and beautiful Arhuacos people through wearable art.
The Arhuaca mochilas are very spacious, durable and resistant to all types of weather. it is made from 100% sheep wool. They are worn by everyone in all seasons.
COLOURS: Grey, dark brown and beige wool
PATTERN & MEANING:
"DIA Y NOCHE" means day and night in Spanish.
Day and Night symbolise, respectively, the birth of the Sun and its death. With the rising Sun, the Day is considered representative of new life, and fresh beginnings, possibilities, hopes, and opportunities.
Afterward, as the sun starts setting, the Night symbolises innocence and vulnerability, and it also represents the feminine principle and heightened unconscious or psychic powers.