In the Bag

Wayuu Mochila Bags at LaMochi

Megan Pruitt Winder
August 08, 2013

Iranian-raised Houstonian Sarrah Zedah had empowerment in mind when she founded LaMochi, a fair-trade outlet for artisans around the globe. To spotlight a variety of international crafts, she rotates her featured tradespeople, and right now the focus is on Wayuu mochila bags from Colombia. Each is designed and handmade by an indigenous Wayuu craftswoman from the Guajira Peninsula. No two are alike, and each bag takes roughly three
weeks to complete. What’s not to love? $125 to $140, at