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The ethnic groups are established by different families and in the work of the crafts each family tries to transmit Wayuu artisan art to their generations in order to contribute to the economy of their group and maintain their traditions with the use of manual skills.

The fabric has always been a tradition among the Wayus. For centuries special rites have been preserved where the adolescent begins in the art of weaving drawings, is worthy of the greatest respect; Possessing many fine woven pieces is a symbol of power and prestige.

The woman specializes in loom fabrics, hammocks, hammocks, girdles and funerary fabrics, in hand-woven braids, in needle-knit fabrics for knapsacks and in fabric and embroidery for blankets. For man there is no ritual for the learning of tissue. Very few men know how to knit. A sample of these handmade products are:


Bolsas o “Mochilas” “SUSUS”

Bolsas o “Mochilas” “SUSUS” are woven in crochet with a very closed point, interesting design of representative geometric figures, they can be of circular, rectangular or square cut


Chinchorros o “sui”

It is a more or less elastic transparent fabric, elaborated in different techniques that give name to three types of hammocks: braided fabric of gut, chain and the one that combines the braid and chain.

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