Paulina started weaving from the age of twelve and loves her craft. She is a mother and wife, and proudly tells us that with her work she contributes to maintaining her family cycle made up of 13 people. Unlike most of her colleagues, she prefers to knit at home in the company of friends and family because this is how ideas are exchanged. Also by knitting at home it is easier for her to attend home chores.
Paulina tells us that she needs between 15 days to 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 craft work with the job of going out to fetch water, firewood and in some cases to graze. Besides, Paulina must take care of her grandmother, who is already very old. Paulina is a simple, quiet, intelligent woman dedicated to her home. She enjoys music, spending time with her children and wants to ensure the education of her children in both the Wayúu and Western formations.
It is important for her to keep the artisan tradition in her family, as a source of income and the transmission of ancestral knowledge for the new generations.