According to legend, the Wayuu weaving tradition comes from Wale´kerü, a spider that taught the women how to weave creative drawings. The richness of this tradition is kept in the kanaspi, a mythical tree from the region around which memories and threads are interchangeably woven. The life experiences of the Wayuu women are expressed in the many shades and shapes of their weaving. For Wayuu women, their mochila or SUSU is not just a bag, but a carrier of their identity. Women rule and live around weaving in a literal and metaphorical sense: they are the threads that unite families and clans. Each mochila takes one woman an average of 20 days to create.
CordoBags is proud to support the artistic craft and showcase the designs of the Wayuu women.