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: Brown, chocolate brown and beige wool
PATTERN & MEANING:
"KUNSAMU" translates to advice in Arhuaco language. The spiritual meaning of advice often revolves around guidance and wisdom.
Connection and Community: Offering and receiving advice can be seen as a way to foster connection and community. In spiritual traditions, community support is often emphasized, and advice serves as a means to help others on their paths and contribute to the collective spiritual growth.