Gavriel - Premium Wayuu Mochila Bag
Gavriel - Premium Wayuu Mochila Bag
Gavriel - Premium Wayuu Mochila Bag
Gavriel - Premium Wayuu Mochila Bag
Gavriel - Premium Wayuu Mochila Bag
Gavriel - Premium Wayuu Mochila Bag

Gavriel - Premium Wayuu Mochila Bag

Regular price$160.00

  • Free shipping over $100

Your handbag is more than just another accessory to carry essentials. It's a fashion statement and a way to express your own style and individuality. Our distinctive premium bucket-style bag is crocheted using a single thread and is known as a “Wayuu mochila”.  

This versatile bag can be styled in multiple ways.  Wear it as a crossbody, a long shoulder bag, or convert it to a shorter shoulder bag by tying a knot in the strap to your desired length.  

Your purchase allows us to help improve the living conditions of our Wayuu children and families in need of the most basic necessities, clean water, food, and power.


  • Takes 2x longer to make than a double thread bag.
  • Patterns are much more intricate.
  • Lighter in weight and less dense due to the single thread versus double thread crocheting technique.


  • Large

    • Machine washable
    • Material: Acrylic thread
    • Closure: Drawstring
    • Height: 11"
    • Width (base diameter): 8"
    • Strap Drop: 22"
    • Colors: Plum, Carmel, Cream
    • Made in Colombia


    • Machine washable
    • Material: Acrylic thread
    • Closure: Drawstring
    • Height: 8"
    • Width (base diameter):  7"
    • Strap Drop: 21
    • Made in Colombia

*Due to the handmade nature of this product, color, measurements, and bottom design may vary slightly.

These fascinating pieces of art are crafted by indigenous Wayuu women inhibiting the visually striking desert of the La Guajira Peninsula, which borders Northeastern Colombia and Northwest Venezuela.  

Wayuu women are responsible for their household.  They are only able to crochet in between their household responsibilities which means a single bag, depending on design details and size, can take 15-30 days, on average, to make.  Weavers also have different skill levels so some may take more or less time to finish a bag, depending on the size, design complexity, and skill of the weaver. The symbolic patterns and colors represent their culture and environment.  Every bag is carefully crocheted and "made with love in every thread". 


CLEANING:  Turn bag inside out and if accessorized with tassels or balls, put them inside the bag.  Pull the bag closed, and machine wash in cold water on a delicate cycle.  If your bag is accessorized with tassels, brush them while still damp.  Hang to dry.


Shipping is FREE on all orders over $100 within the United States. 

All orders under $100 have a flat rate of $3.95 within the United States. 

Free shipping is offered on international orders that are over $300.

Our flat rate international shipping rate is $19.99.

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a mission to give back

Straccio Rico is not your average brand, it's a mission to give back and make a difference in each of our makers lives through fairtrade & ethical practices.

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about us

Straccio Rico works alongside over 8 families, 100+ Wayuu artisans, who reside in the La Guajira peninsula, a desert area in the northeast of Colombia. The Wayuu are known for their beautiful hand-woven "Wayuu mochila" bags.



I love all the bags I purchased, mostly gifts for family and of course myself! The daughter and young grandmother team are awesome with their services. Helped with selections as well.

Kathy Dickey
Greenville, SC

I love Straccio Rico! I have two of their amazing Wayuu Mochila bags. Not only are they beautiful, well-made, and unique but I love that they benefit the craftswomen who make them. I totally embrace this local, women-owned, multi-generational entrepreneurial business, whose core mission is to help women in developing countries develop cottage businesses of their own.

Jodi Mallon
Mount Pleasant, SC

Beautiful, unique bags of the highest quality! Love the owners as well. Please stop by and check them out. Update: I now have 3 bags and a dress. I’m hooked!

Savanna James
James Island, SC

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