The Wayúu are an indigenous people that live in the state of Guajira, Colombia. Weaving is a traditional activity that has been passed down from their ancestors and is representative of their cultural identity. A mochila or “knapsack” is a handmade bag unique to the woman who weaves it. It takes approximately 20 days to make one bag but proceeds go back to fund child care, hygiene programs, nutritional attention, education, and health service. The designs in each bag are characterized by geometric symbols representing aspects found in nature such as animals, plants, and flowers.