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Maa'ala Cushion

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  • Our pillows are made by the Wayuu males in the arid region of la Guajira in Venezuela. 

  • 100% handmade at zero CO2 emissions! Size: 50 cm x 30 cm, which fit most common cushions. 

  • This craft has been a spiritual technique of the Wayuu men to meditate, creating thereby meaningful art.

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GOTS certified cotton
Mama Tierra uses sustainable materials such as GOTS-certified cotton yarn. Since most indigenous textiles are made from plastic-based yarns, the production of the Mama Tierra accessories thus not only avoids using fossil-fuel by-products but also contributes to a reduction in plastic waste in La Guajira, Colombia’s most rural area.

Design inspired in indigenous mythology
The Maa’ala snake, also present in the “Natura Collection”, refers to the totemic animal of the Uraliyu clan and is based on one of its myths. Following the Wayuu oral tradition, Maa’ala was a young woman, who refused to marry. So, she was bewitched by the man who was in love with her. Condemned to be transformed into a snake, Maa’ala preferred to live as a snake and wander through the Caribbean desert, instead of bearing children in the Wayuu polygynist society.

Design by Patrizia Stalder
The illustrator and graphic artist Patrizia Stalder designed the collection "Natura" with Mama Tierra. Patrizia Stalder is a Swiss multi-faceted artist, working as a painter, illustrator and graphic designer. Patrizia’s illustrations have been included in the “200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 18/19” publication by Lürzer Archiv. Lürzer's Archiv presents creatively outstanding campaigns from all over the world and enjoys a high reputation in many countries.

Made in Venezuela
In the 1970s, Wayuu tapestry or image making was particularly popular. From the Fira de Barcelona to the MoMa in New York, Wayuu handcrafts could be admired in museums all over the world. The artistic motifs are painstakingly woven into the fabric using colorful threads wound on so-called weaver boats. However, tapestry went out of fashion and many artisans lost their  jobs. The Mama Tierra design team has given another chance to this ancient technique by transforming the tapestries into beautiful clutches and pillow cases that have become very popular.   

Empowering Indigenous women
MAMA TIERRA's vision is the self-determination of Indigenous women. For this purpose, our organization sells accessories crafted by Indigenous peoples and thereby offers  them existence-saving wages and financial independence.

GOTS certified cotton
Mama Tierra uses sustainable materials such as GOTS-certified cotton yarn. Since most indigenous textiles are made from plastic-based yarns, the production of the Mama Tierra accessories thus not only avoids using fossil-fuel by-products but also contributes to a reduction in plastic waste in La Guajira, Colombia’s most rural area.

Design inspired in indigenous mythology
The Maa’ala snake, also present in the “Natura Collection”, refers to the totemic animal of the Uraliyu clan and is based on one of its myths. Following the Wayuu oral tradition, Maa’ala was a young woman, who refused to marry. So, she was bewitched by the man who was in love with her. Condemned to be transformed into a snake, Maa’ala preferred to live as a snake and wander through the Caribbean desert, instead of bearing children in the Wayuu polygynist society.

Design by Patrizia Stalder
The illustrator and graphic artist Patrizia Stalder designed the collection "Natura" with Mama Tierra. Patrizia Stalder is a Swiss multi-faceted artist, working as a painter, illustrator and graphic designer. Patrizia’s illustrations have been included in the “200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 18/19” publication by Lürzer Archiv. Lürzer's Archiv presents creatively outstanding campaigns from all over the world and enjoys a high reputation in many countries.

Made in Venezuela
In the 1970s, Wayuu tapestry or image making was particularly popular. From the Fira de Barcelona to the MoMa in New York, Wayuu handcrafts could be admired in museums all over the world. The artistic motifs are painstakingly woven into the fabric using colorful threads wound on so-called weaver boats. However, tapestry went out of fashion and many artisans lost their  jobs. The Mama Tierra design team has given another chance to this ancient technique by transforming the tapestries into beautiful clutches and pillow cases that have become very popular.   

Empowering Indigenous women
MAMA TIERRA's vision is the self-determination of Indigenous women. For this purpose, our organization sells accessories crafted by Indigenous peoples and thereby offers  them existence-saving wages and financial independence.