Saturday, February 27, 2016

Mochila Bag

My husband has been consulting in Colombia, and on his latest trip he bought this bag for me. They are hand-made by the indigenous American Indian Wayuu people in northern Colombia. Much can be learned on the Internet about these people and the craft of creating Mochila bags. The process is called tapestry crochet, but I also saw the word weaving on some pages about these bags. It is beautiful! 


Bag bottom:


10 comments:

Penny said...

Oh this is beautiful. I think I'd find a way to hang it on the wall so I could admire it all the time.

Penny said...

Oh this is beautiful. I think I'd find a way to hang it on the wall so I could admire it all the time.

kathyinozarks said...

very beautiful-love the colors and the pattern-enjoy using it

Starr White said...

Hi Barbara! what a beautiful bag, and what a sweet and thoughtful husband too! and one with excellent taste :)

Debbie said...

Beautiful, I have a book about tapestry crochet but decided it was to difficult. It is very tight crochet done with a very small hook.

Barb said...

It is beautiful, thanks for showing it.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Gosh this is a beautiful bag and gift. I'm sure you will find a use for it. I'm pretty sure I would use it. What is your plan for it?
Xx, Carol

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Gosh this is a beautiful bag and gift. I'm sure you will find a use for it. I'm pretty sure I would use it. What is your plan for it?
Xx, Carol

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Oh, I forgot. I never heard of tapestry crochet. Here you go, sending me off to Google again!!!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Oh, I forgot. I never heard of tapestry crochet. Here you go, sending me off to Google again!!!