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ADRIANA EPIAYU

Community Santa Ana

Adriana started weaving from the age of ten years old. She is a wife and a the mother of four4 children, proudly tells us that with her works. She supports eight8 people who belong tofrom her family circle. She likes to knit alone and in her house, because this makes it easier to attend to the chores of the house.

Adriana tells us that she needs between 10 days and a month to make a Mochila. The indigenous people of La Alta Guajira, live in remote places without access to water and other basic services.

They must combine their craftwork with the job of going out to fetch water, firewood and in some cases to graze. Adriana is very dedicated to her work and to her children. She is quiet, but attentive to what happens around it. Also, she is characterized by always smiling and seeing the positive side of things. In spite of being young, she is very early riser and takes advantage of the first hours of the day to teach her children before sending them to school. It is important for her to keep the artisan tradition in her family, as a way to strengthen her Wayúu identity and as a source of income for the new generations.

MOCHILAS MADE BY THIS ARTISAN

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