The Arhuaco bags or Tutu are a representation of cultural identity, a costume, and a working instrument. They are made from sheep´s wool from different types of stitching that give particular appearances and degrees of elasticity, according to the intended use. The crafting of the bags is a feminine activity that represents fertility, femininity and the maternal womb. Each drawing encompasses a reason and a representation of their cosmology.
Each mochila is hand-made and takes about 30 days to craft, therefore each bag is completely unique.
The Arhuaco reservation inhabits the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a ridge that is located in northern Colombia in territories comprising the departments of Cesar, Guajira, and Magdalena. This specific bag was crafted in the Cesar region, by a women's co-op whose aim is to keep the tradition alive for generations to come.
These artisanal bags are worn by both men and women. Join the fair trade movement.
Wear it across your body or on one shoulder.
Pattern name: "Dios Creador De Los Arhuacos" or "God Creator Of The Arhuacos".
Pattern colors: Earth tones, blue, purple.
Size medium - Height: 31cm / Width: 23cm / Strap Height: 27cm / Strap Width: 5cm
Size large - Height: 37cm / Width: 32cm / Strap Height: 32cm / Strap Width: 12cm
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Fair Trade, artisanal Mochilas from Colombia. Made entirely by hand by women from the Arhuaco indigenous group. The Mochila Arhuaca is an admired Colombian artisan...View full product details
Artisanal bag from Colombia, crafted by women from indigenous communities from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. The Arhuaco bags or Tutu are a representation...View full product details