This handmade and fair trade evening wristlet is aunique piece handmade by a talented Wayuu Indigenous Artisanin Colombia's Guajira Desert. It waspurchased directly from the artisan by Hands of Colombia on a Fair Trade basis, ensuring a fair and sustainable income for the artisan.
To guarantee the quality of our products, Hands of Colombia collaborates with a family-run Sewing and Alterations shop in Bogotá, Colombia. They make small modifications to the items, enhancing their craftsmanship and durability.
Each clutch is truly one-of-a-kind, as the patterns are inspired by Wayuu legends passed down through generations within the region, tribe, and family.By having this clutch as part of your own collection, you carry a piece of Wayuu culture, heritage, and tradition.
The art of weaving is deeply rooted in Wayuu culture. During a special period called "The Enclosure," mothers and grandmothers spend up to two years with their children, sharing family stories and teaching them the tribe's legends.This time also includes passing down the intricate skill of creating woven patterns, which are quintessential to the Wayuu culture.
Size: 12 inches x 7 inches
Item number: 830
Interior is lined
Fair Trade Statement -Each item in our Wayuu Collection was purchased directly from the maker by Hands of Colombia at above-market prices. Hands of Colombia purchases only from artisans directly, and never from middle-men or distributors. When you purchase with Hands of Colombia, you are supporting artisans and their families.