Handwoven with love.
There’s something magical about wearing an item that is completely handmade. It has a true story to tell and a journey that started in the hands of the artisan. The artisans that craft these handwoven dresses are indigenous people of the Wayuu tribe in northern Colombia. The women of the tribe spend their days crafting dresses and mochila bags entirely by hand without a loom. Days or weeks are spent creating each stitch and knot while the dress comes to life in the hands of a woman thousands of miles away. The Buena Onda (the good wave) supports these women and by making these gorgeous items available to purchase around the world.
It’s hard to believe that all of these vibrant colors are made from natural dyes. Every woman has a pattern specific to her family that she uses to knit, especially the mochila bags.
Poolside mermaid life…
Lounging poolside and making music in a Buena Onda dress…the best combination for a California afternoon.
Photos by Justin Zangerle