Mama Tierra uses GOTS-certified cotton yarn. Since most indigenous textiles are made from plastic-based yarns, the production of the Mama Tierra accessories, avoids using fossil-fuel by-products contributing to a reduction in plastic waste in indigenous land. Machine washable, handwash cycle only. Make it lie flat on a drying rack or hang to air dry.
Parcels are dispatched within 2 days only after receipt of payment. Parcels are shipped with Swiss Post or UPS. Delivery times are within 5 working days in Switzerland and 10 plus days in and outside Europe, depending on the courier’s policy.
As a charity project, each return is a challenge. Therefore, returns are only accepted in case of damaged goods within 7 days after receiving the order, with exceptions. Sales are final, cannot be returned.
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Sustainable hand-crocheted animals made of GOTS certified organic cotton.
Inspired in the Wayuu clans
Socially, the Wayuu people are organized in clans based on matrilineal consanguineal kinship. These clans are represented by totemic animals, who are considered to be a common ancestor of all clan members. For some families in the Uliana clan, cats represent this ancestor. Based on the oral tradition of the Wayuu indigenous, family members inherit the qualities of their totem animal. In this case, hunting skills, sleepiness and intelligence are qualities inherited directly from the cats.
Juan the cat
- Hand-crocheted totemic animal.
- Size: 22 cm L x 14 cm W x 9.5 cm H
- Weight: 192 grams
- Made in Colombia
Our Juan the cat impact:
Using the crochet technique, indigenous women in Colombia have lovingly handcrafted these resistant accessories, stitch by stitch.
girls and women
You can save and change lives with your purchase.
Human rights activists founded Mama Tierra in 2015 to promote gender equality for indigenous women in Colombia and Venezuela while protecting Mother Earth. Thus, Mama Tierra's accessories empower not only those who wear them, but especially those who make them.