Wayuu bags are the greatest incarnation of the Wayuú culture. The backpack is made of crochet and each piece takes about 20 days to make.
The Wauu are an indigenous people who live in the Guajira Peninsula, which is the most northeastern part of Colombia and borders Venezuela. This matriarchal community has adapted to the severe climate in the desert facing the Caribbean Sea. For the Wayuu people, weaving is not only a cultural custom and ancestral heritage, but also a way of conceiving and expressing life according to their feelings and desires. According to this story, the spider or Wale'Kerü is the one who teaches women to weave the Wayuu bags. Wale'Kerü is a weaver spider. He has made a belt and a hammock when he wakes up, and he always draws before spring.