WAYUU COMMUNITY

The Wayuu community, indigenous people living in the Guajira peninsula, are the creators of the colors and patterns embodied in our textiles. Descendants of the Arawak (indigenous people who emigrated from the Amazon to the Guajira in 150 BC) who settled on the Colombian - Venezuelan border, with their native language "Wayunaiki" (spoken to this day).

Tells the legend of the Wayuu community of a spider "Walekeru" Who taught women the weaving technique of "kanas", which consists of weaving with geometric shapes and vivid colors, and soon became the maximum expression of their culture.

 

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