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Jaguars Cushion

CHF120.00
JAGUARS CUSHION
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  • Pillow case with a zipper.

  • Size: 40 cm x 40 cm.

  • Handmade by indigenous artisans.

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Inspired by indigenous mythology
The jaguar represents the Uliana clan of the Wayuu indigenous people who inhabit the desert between Colombia and Venezuela. The mythical ancestor is called Kalaira by the Wayuu Uliana clan and is the emblematic jaguar totem of the family group. According to the Wayuu, family members of the jaguar clan inherit qualities from Kalaira - courage, solidarity and intelligence are just some of his virtues.

Made in Venezuela
The clutch was lovingly handmade by Wayuu indigenous peoples in Venezuela. In the 1970s, the Venezuelan tapestry was very popular. From the Fira de Barcelona to the MoMa Museum in New York, the Wayuu crafts could be admired in museums all over the world. The Indigenous peoples wind the yarn on a so-called weaver's shuttle and push the thread through the fabric. This time-consuming technique went out of fashion and many artisans lost a major source of income. The MAMA TIERRA design team has now revitalized the technique and design of these tapestries and transformed them into beautiful clutches and cushion covers which enjoy great popularity.

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. 

100% Polyacrylic yarn, Azo dye-free, Iso-Standard 9001: 2000.

Inspired by indigenous mythology
The jaguar represents the Uliana clan of the Wayuu indigenous people who inhabit the desert between Colombia and Venezuela. The mythical ancestor is called Kalaira by the Wayuu Uliana clan and is the emblematic jaguar totem of the family group. According to the Wayuu, family members of the jaguar clan inherit qualities from Kalaira - courage, solidarity and intelligence are just some of his virtues.

Made in Venezuela
The clutch was lovingly handmade by Wayuu indigenous peoples in Venezuela. In the 1970s, the Venezuelan tapestry was very popular. From the Fira de Barcelona to the MoMa Museum in New York, the Wayuu crafts could be admired in museums all over the world. The Indigenous peoples wind the yarn on a so-called weaver's shuttle and push the thread through the fabric. This time-consuming technique went out of fashion and many artisans lost a major source of income. The MAMA TIERRA design team has now revitalized the technique and design of these tapestries and transformed them into beautiful clutches and cushion covers which enjoy great popularity.

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. 

100% Polyacrylic yarn, Azo dye-free, Iso-Standard 9001: 2000.