EFE

Riohacha, Colombia

Wayuu handbags are one of Colombia’s most popular and distinctive handicrafts, but have also become the symbol of a perpetual cycle of poverty and hunger in the northern region of La Guajira.


The colorful handbags are a source of income for indigenous Wayuu women in the desert region, who have been hand weaving the bags for generations. EFE


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