MEXICO

13% of the Mexican population are indigenous people from 65 different ethnic groups

The most known are= Nahuas, mayas, OtomiMixtec , hUICHOL...

The biggest indigenous ethnic group is the Nahuatl ethnic group

COLOMBIA

4% of the Colombian population are indigenous people from 87 different ethnic groups

The most known are=the Wayuu,arhuaco, Guambiano, Wiwa, emberani...

The biggest indigenous ethnic group is the Wayuu ethnic group

THE

GUAJIRA

(Colombia)

The bags are handmade by the Wayuu community in the north-east of Colombia in the department named La Guajira bordering the Venezuelan border.

It's a desertic state in the Colombian Caribbean with Riohacha as capital.

The weather is very hot and the landscape is

composed by sand dunes and beaches

NAYARIT, 

JALISCO

(Mexico)

The Huichols also called « Wixarikas », live in the mexican states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Durango and Zacatecas in the North-West of Mexico.

THE

WAYUU

THE WAYUU or guajiros are the largest indigenous ethnic group in Colombia

their language is the Wayuunaiki

they sleep in hammocks and are known for making traditional bags

The Huichols creations are made in chaquira (pearls) and use symbolic patterns that describes the Huichols culture and beliefs through shiny colors and shapes

THE

HUICHOLS

Bags are totally handmade  in cotton and it takes 4 days to make only one bag.

Women sew the bags and men sew the shoulder strap

In the Wayuu Culture, sewing it's traditional for more than 500 years and everybody sews

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WAYUU

BAGS

They are also inspired by the 4 elements: Earth, Water, Fire and Wind which shows the important link they have with Nature.

HUICHOL

JEWELRY