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THE MOCHILA ARHUACA - the bag that tells the story of it's people

THE MOCHILA ARHUACA - the bag that tells the story of it's people

The traditional mochilas of the Arhuaco (or Iku) of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia are bags which hold great cultural value and significance. Made with wool or fique, they include geometric designs expressing their deeply spiritual culture which centres around their reverence for the natural world.