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Amelie Handmade Crochet Wayuu Bucket Bag

  • $95.00
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This is a one-of-kind made with love handmade bag. As we say: "Only one on the planet!

These unique and colorful bags are paid homage in the recent Disney animated movie, “Encanto,” especially with the main character Mirabel.

Features:

*Beautiful crochet flower design (special and unique)

*Pom pom Drawstring

*Bucket bag

*Approximately 9 to 13 inches in diameter and depth

*Straps measure between 32 and 40 inches in length / width 2.5 inches 

*The bag ergonomically lays over your hip

*It is the perfect size to carry your day-to-day essentials

*The bags are made of synthetic fibers and they can last for many years

*Machine Wash/air dry


About the Brand: 

The Wayuu women start learning about knitting when they are little girls watching their mothers knit. They gain more extensive training during puberty, when they are cloistered for long periods of time and their moms and grandmothers (the only people who can see them during this period) teach them sewing, weaving, cooking, and other useful skills.

Wayuu women are such skilled knitters that they even knit while they walk around!

Each one is one of a kind with unique designs and beautiful colors. This specific design is done with a punch needle. They depict a view of the world from the point of view of the Wayuu culture.

In their culture, a myth says that a spider-like deity taught a Wayuu woman how to knit. Wayuu bags represent the Wayuu women's lives. They carry their lives. The bags start “small, like our lives and the straps represent our destiny.” The designs represent plants, animals, starts, and their clans' symbols. Different colors also have different meanings: red is blood and blue is wisdom. Yellow represents happiness; beige is land; pinks and oranges are flowers; green is trees.

To make these bags, the artisan draws the design and then, using a punch needle, fills the space with knots. It's a time consuming process, but the results are amazing!

The bag ergonomically lays over your hip, and it is the perfect size to carry your day-to-day essentials. The bags are made of synthetic fibers and they can last for many years.