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The Wayúu, commonly known as Guajiros, has been able to maintain their culture throughout time. They have their own language, Wayúunaiki, and live mostly in the Guajira peninsula, at the north of Colombia and northwest to Venezuela in South America .
The Wayuu families are organized in clans and unlike most ethnic societies the family system is a matriarchy .The Wayuu women are the center of the family. Their presence in the household symbolizes respect and unity.

 

One of the most significant aspects of the culture is that Wayuu women practice the art of weaving Mochilas (Wayuubag ) they are a symbol of creativity, intelligence and wisdom for the Wayúu community, therefore, the labor of knitting is a hereditary practice with history and plenty of emotions , passed on among many generations.