Wayuu (also Wayu, Wayúu, Guajiro, Wahiro) is an Indigenous American ethnic group of the Guajira Peninsula in the northernmost part of Colombia and northwest Venezuela.
Wayuu culture is known for making Wayuu bags or mochilas. There are many styles of mochilas. Characteristic for the fabrics are the decorating patterns inspired by nature and what the culture sees around. For the matriarchal tribe, the tradition of crochet and weaving is a symbol of womanhood, status, and intelligence.