Who are the people of the Wayuu Tribe/ What is Wayuu

The Wayuu Tribe is an indigenous community, descendants of the Caribs and Arawak. The largest community of indigenous weavers in the Americas. They currently make up the majority of the La Guajira peninsula in the north of Colombia. They still live in rural areas without electricity or basic services. They keep many of their traditions; the most prominent one, weaving, provides economical support for many families.

The vast majority of the tribeswomen inherit the weaving tradition.

The structure of Wayuu families and society differs greatly from ours. Their customs and knowledge allows them to survive western influence and the heat they withstand in the desert. Most importantly their resilience, adaptability and creativity sets them apart.

 

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