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Support: Wayuu and the woven bags



Website: http://www.wdhstore.com/wayuu/html/store/category.htm?itemid=1
Shopping can sometimes lead to more problems (hello, credit card bills) than solutions. But with these brightly colored woven bags, you — the shopaholic — can help make a difference.

Distributed by the Wayuú Taya Foundation, these bags are handmade by indigenous Wayuú women that live in the Guajira region. This Latin American group’s rich culture is currently being threatened by urban migration. The purchase of one piece helps fund the cost of child care, education, hygiene, nutrition and health services. The bags have a bit of a steep price tag at $120 but it takes 28 hours to finish just one purse. Based on that American salary you’re getting, that bag is pretty cheap. You also can help promote and keep the Wayuú culture alive, as the patterns and colors of the bags represent their mythology.

Shopping can sometimes lead to more problems (hello, credit card bills) than solutions. But with these brightly colored woven bags, you — the shopaholic — can help make a difference.

Distributed by the Wayuú Taya Foundation, these bags are handmade by indigenous Wayuú women that live in the Guajira region. This Latin American group’s rich culture is currently being threatened by urban migration. The purchase of one piece helps fund the cost of child care, education, hygiene, nutrition and health services. The bags have a bit of a steep price tag at $120 but it takes 28 hours to finish just one purse. Based on that American salary you’re getting, that bag is pretty cheap. You also can help promote and keep the Wayuú culture alive, as the patterns and colors of the bags represent their mythology.
Source: http://www.thebvx.com/2010/07/07/support-the-wayuu-culture-with-wooven-bags/

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August 10, 2010 - Posted by | Foundation, invention, Life, Television, Uncategorized, Youtube

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