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CUMBIART offers marvelous 'Artesania Colombiana' - crafts made by Colombia’s most talented craftsmen and women that CUMBIART and FaridasPassions are eager to show to the world. Let us start by offering practical, fashionable and extremely unique Colombian Mochila Bags or 'Bolsos tipico Colombiano' - meticulously hand woven by the Indigenous Arhuacos (wool Mochila Arhuaca) and Wayuu (cotton Mochila Susu Wayuu) people who had a tough history, risked extinction but kept their unique traditions alive and expressed through their Mochila Designs and other forms of art. It takes approximately 40 hours for one woman to create a Mochila and each Mochila is created by one Arhuaco or Wayuu women with care and love.
Colombians themselves recenty realised the beauty, practicality and cultural richness of the Authentic Mochila Colombiana Bags...today the Wayuu Susu and the Arhuacos TUTU wool Mochillas are the latest Colombian Fashion although they have been around for centuries.
The non Latino world is fascinated but still picking up on the Mochila Beauty. Haute Couture International giants who could not resist their beauty participated to 'The Mochila Project'. During the project the designers added their flare to the Mochilas and the result was stunning!
However, if you want an immaculate Authentic Designer Mochila then this would be a Mochila whose design and hand woven material has not been tampered with. The original and mystical designs are beautiful and distinctive per se – they have a unique spiritual essence and can not be replicated. Enjoy it as it is and if you want to add your flare start your own Mochila Project knowing your activity will go to benefit endangered people.
The Arhuacos are a pre-Columbian tribe that lives in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in the north of Colombia. Today the Arhuacos are approximately 30 thousand people. The Wayuus are another pre-Columbian tribe that lives in the Guajira desert in the northernmost region of the country and are approximately 500,000 including a smaller population that lives across the border in the neighboring Venezuela. The Wayuu and Arhuacos Tribes hand craft these Mochillas using traditional sewing techniques that have been passed on for centuries. The Wayuu designs are colourful while the Arhuaco designs tend to be more subtle. The Wayuu Mochilas are hand made with cotton while the Mochilas Arhuacas are handmade with goat's wool.
As the Mochila fashion grows vendors (inside and outside Colombia) claim to be selling Authentic Mochilas Wayuu and Arhuacas but they are imitations. You can surely find a few Wayuu and Arhuacas Colombian Mochilas at lower or higher prices on the internet. They are beautiful as well; but they are not Authentic (check for a Wayuu Association or Group Tag) and by purchasing them you are not guaranteed that the tribes people (if they were tribes people) who created them are given a fair share of the profit.
The commercialization of the Mochilas is a good thing but it does not 'do good' if it is not authenticated by a Wayuu or Arhuaco Association or Group.
Original Tribal Mochila Bags are of a superior quality, will last with you forever and come with the Tribe's Association/Group Tag that proves their authenticity. CUMBIART FP Mochilas come with Tags that prove they are Authentic:
ARTE WAYUU, the name of a group (click to see Group's Authenticity Tag) of over 300 Wayuu women lead by Iris Aguilar, who hand weave the authentic Wayuu Mochilas you can now buy here today; and A'MIA NIKUYUN (which means enterprising women in Arhuaco language) an association of Indigenous Women of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta that hand weave the classic Mochilas Arhuacas you can buy here as well. A'MIA NIKUYUN (click to see Association's Authenticity Tag) is now composed of 10 women leaders, each one of them including at least 10 other women. The Mochila you receive will come with the associations or groups Tag that proves it has been hand woven by them.
Imagine that you can now order a unique piece of world cultural heritage that will travel from the Sierra Nevada or the Guajira desert to Bogota and finally reach your door steps wherever you are!
Possessing an Authentic Arhuaco Mochila or Wayuu Mochila is a luxury as less tribe's women exist and the modern world's demand for the bags increases. Furthermore the production of the bags can not be fully controlled, the women work when it is necessary (e.g. need money to buy basic goods), they do not design under pressure and their dominant reason for crafting the bags is to preserve tradition and not make money. Imagine that, while in their crafting mode, the Arhuacos women may forget that the bags need to accommodate taller (modern women/men) heights; the Arhuacos are short people and traditionally the bags were always crafted to be quite small and with a short strap. Many times during the crafting process the women forget the size issue and automatically craft the Mochila thinking it is for their men.
Sourcing Authentic Colombian Mochilas Arhuacas and Wayuu is not easy. It is very difficult to find proper Medium sized Mochilas; CUMBIART reserves for you real Mochila Bags in specific sizes. This way you get exactly the Mochila that you see in the pictures and you get an abundant size.
Cumbiart and FP share the same mission; to become a new source of income for many talented men and women that are usually members of very poor communities, supporting them by expanding the market of their arts (firstly the Mochilas) and in this way helping preserve their traditions.
Click here if you want to learn about the Mochila Arhuacos and the Arhuacos life.
Click here if you want to know about the Mochila Wayuu and the Wayuu life.
Clic Aquí Para leer Más información sobre los Arhuacos y la fantastica Mochilas Arhuacos.
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Aquí puede Comprar Espetacular y Autentica Mochila Wayuu y Arhuaca.
Si estas interesado en comprar en Colombia y no tienes una cuenta PayPal o no sé cómo pagar a través de FaridasPassion.com - entonses envianos un correo a faridaspassions"hotmail.com con tu nombre, direccion postal y numero telefonico ademas del nombre (SKU) de la mochila que quisieras comprar. Te responderemos indicando el costo de la mochila en pesos colombianos y la cuenta a la cual debes hacer la consignacion para recibir por Servientrega la mochila en tu casa.