Wayuu Bags

On our Paris-Versary trip in June, my mother-in-law bought a bag for my 2 year-old daughter. It is the cutest, most colorful and fun little bag for a little girl. But it made me obsessed with finding an adult version of the same bag. So, I went on a mad woman hunt to find a different store with the same grown up version. Finally, after dragging my husband from store to store, I came across a bag very similar to my daughter’s…. And I knew I had to buy it right then and there.

Neon!

Neon!

This bag is not fancy, not French, and not a name brand. However, it is colorful, easy, boho-chic, laid back, and fun. This bag, the Wayuu Bag, is actually handmade by an indigenous tribe along the border of Venezuela and Colombia (not Paris). It is tightly woven by strands of thread and takes 14-20 days for the people to crochet / weave. Such talented people creating a beautiful bag.

True dat -- Be positive!

True dat — Be positive!

the front

the front

Open the mouth

Open the mouth

I love how this bag is a pop of color, reminds me of summer, and is perfect for the beach or grocery store, or a trip to the park. It just yells SUMMER LOVING.

The print

The print

View from the top

View from the top

Bag in action at the Lavender Festival.

Bag in action at the Lavender Festival.

In searching and scouring the internet, I found similar bags on various sites. You can buy them here or here. All the bags are bohemian, colorful, luxurious, that pulls an effortless casual look together! I love my new bag!!! So long Hermes and Louis Vuitton, and hellllooooo Wayuu bags!

 

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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