Yanapuma brings you the beauty of Colombian art to the world through the finest 100% hand made authentic bags made by the indigenous women and men of the Arhuaca people. Each Bag is a unique work of art on its own, telling a story in its design and takes anywhere from one to three months to knit each piece. These bags represent a tradition of artisans and are recognized the world over as a product of distinction.
Your purchase supports the continued handicraft creation of these indigenous communities and preserve their cultural values. Yanapuma practices Fair Trade with its community collaborations in respect for their value, traditions and cultural beliefs.
To the tribal people of these regions, this tradition is a symbol of wisdom, intelligence and creativity and have been hand weaving these bags for generations. Every single bag is different and unique, with intricate tribal designs and colors. Many of the designs that are woven into each bag represent the natural elements that surround them, and what their culture revolves around, such as: animals, the sun, plants, stars.