The Wayuu are an indigenous tribe located in the Guajira peninsula far northeast of the Colombian region. It is said that Wale’kerü, the spider, taught the Wayuu women how to weave, making this craft more than a cultural practice. Through their designs they channel and portray their cosmogony.
The Nukak, residents of the vast forests of El Guaviare, Colombia, share a profound connection with the knowledge of their surroundings. Through their natural-fiber weaved baskets this tribe portrays their animals, food gathering capacities, hunting practices, personalities and general ways of living as a family.
The Kogui are an indigenous tribe located in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. The sole act of weaving, carried by their people and deities, represents their whole universe. The tribe uses fique and cotton to execute this practice, creating beautiful handbags, dresses and traditional ornaments.
This indigenous tribe is located in the high river basins that run through the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Weaving is one of the most important activities for the Arhuacan women. During their early stages of life each girl takes her first woven handbag to the Mamo which will then be used in several initiation rituals in order to officially introduce them into the community.
The Wounaan, or Noanamá natives, inhabit the jungles of the Chocó region in Colombia. They are people of water and mountains settling along the banks of the Bajo San Juan, from the basin to its river mouth. The indigenous tribe is praised in the handcrafting world for the delicacy of their baskets or “Werregue cocas”.