Evil Eye Crossbody Mochila

MARIYA

From Colombia

This crossbody mochila, designed exclusively by MARIYA, is an edited version of the traditional Wayuu Mochila. The base features an Evil Eye - a symbol that in Turkey has deep meaning throughout the culture. The Evil Eye pendant is affixed to anything that is perceived to attract greed, envy, or ill-will. The strong and durable crocheted bucket bag becomes even softer with each use.

Our Wayuu mochila bucketbags are 100% handmade by the indigenous Wayuu women artisans of La Guajira, Colombia, the only group of artisans in the world who crochet in this style. The single-thread mochilas take between 18-20 days for one woman to create, a craft that takes years to perfect.

With the idea to create a brand of beautifully designed, artisan made handbags MARIYA is a collection that blends traditional handmade techniques with modern, functional design. The MARIYA collection of handbags and accessories is 100% handmade by the indigenous Wayuu women of La Guajira, Colombia. The designs are developed by MARIYA founders, Maria-Paula Herrera and Melissa Moriarty, and hand-crocheted by their artisan partners, the finest Wayuu artisans. 

MARIYA proudly practices Fair Trade principles and also donates a portion of their profits to Aguayuda, a charity that provides water sanitation and access to communities located in the same region where MARIYA's bags are handmade: La Guajira, Colombia.

Measures
Base 9.5"
Height 10.5"
Strap Drop ~20"

Care
Spot clean with water and gentle soap, air dry.

Please note that as unique, handmade items, no two pieces are ever exactly the same and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this work, but may not be identical to the piece you receive.



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