May 8, 2017

Wayuu Bag Size: An Insider’s Guide

Wayuu Bag Size and Styles

Wayuu Bags come in a variety of styles and sizes. We have classified the most popular designs we have seen thus far, but as we know, all handmade items come with a range of variations. Not to mention, the more detail required for the piece, the more unique it becomes. Handcrafters in La Guajira use many techniques to assure the traditional size bags do not notably vary. Currently, the Wayuu collectively design standard pieces that we have found in large amounts. Among these, we have small pieces like accessory bags to extra large bags and large backpacks that could carry big loads.

What is the average size of a Wayuu Bag?

The traditional Wayuu Bag Size is the Large Wayuu Mochila Bag. As an illustration, most Large bags could easily hold a one-gallon paint can. Additionally, we have found nine other recognizable sizes and styles within all the Wayuu products. Next, we will describe the approximate Wayuu Bag Size of the most popular categories.

Mochilón

The Mochilon, known as the largest mochila the Wayuu collectively make. The crochet technique on these items varies from the traditional double thread Wayuu bag. They use the Double Treble crochet technique, allowing the bags to expand their size even more. The loose knot on these Wayuu bags makes them the perfect beach tote for towels and other soft, bulky items.

Large Wayuu Mochila Bags

Presently, Large mochilas make part of the most popular Wayuu bags you can find on the market. Their size varies from  9 to 13 inches in diameter and depth. The straps vary between 32 y 40 inches, making them an average of 36 inches.

Medium Wayuu Mochila Bags

Medium size Wayuu bags have an average size of 8 inches in diameter and depth, they sit between Large size mochilas and Mini mochilas. 

Mini Mochilas

Mini mochilas are beautiful and small. Their measurements range from 4 to 6 inches in diameter and 5 to 7 inches depth. The strap size varies between 32 and 40 inches with an average of 36 inches in length.

Drawstring Wayuu Mochila Bags

Drawstring mochila bags varies from 12 to 14 in diameter and 13 to 15 inches in depth. The size of the double strap ranges from 16 to 18 inches.

Tablet Cases or Clutches

Clutches come with or without a design round top and could measure around 13 by 7 inches. 

Accessory Bags

These accessories are smaller clutches combined with a wallet. The clutch can measure nine by five inches. The coin bag is five by three inches

Beach Bags

Beach bags are large tote bags with a wider mouth and two small straps. 

Flap Top Mochila Bags

These backpacks, of a size smaller than the Large, are characterized by a round flap top with intricate, beautiful designs. Your measurements can vary between 9 to 13 inches in diameter and depth. The straps vary between 32 and 40 inches, making them an average of 36 inches.

Pom Poms 

The Pom Pom bags are bucket bags with short handles, decorated with beautiful pom poms. varies from  9 to 13 inches in diameter and depth. The straps vary between 32 and 40 inches, making them an average of 36 inches.