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 pouches and clutches made of GOTS certified organic cotton with cotton lining and Italian zipper. Wear it as a shoulder bag by attaching the included adjustable leather strap. Made in Venezuela.
The Stars Design
Juyaa, the rain god, is one of the most important deities for the Wayuu. Rain brings life and the possibility of sowing. The time when Juyaa comes to visit can be seen in the sky. According to Wayuu oral tradition the star Arcturus from the Herdsman constellation, represents Juyaa. And the appearance of Spica, the brightest star of the Virgo constellation, marks the beginning of the sowing season. This design depicts the night sky as seen by the Wayuu people in the summer months. It also shows the Pleiades constellation, or 7 sisters, about which the Wayuu have written stories.
Poem from the book “El camino de los indios muertos” by Michel Perrin, p. 117. It explains the basic importance of Juyaa and the rainy season.
“Drought is the enemy of the Wayuu.
It is she who brings the hunger.
In anxiety the Wayuu wait for Juyapu,
the rainy season, the time of Juya.
-Behold the thunder of Iruala,
Soon we will have a harvest of beans, corn, lots of watermelons, melons...
-Behold the thunder of Juyo'u,
we will be able to satisfy ourselves!
- say the Wayuu when rain comes.”
Iruala corresponds to the star Spica, associated with the rainy season.
Juyo'u is the star Arthur, it represents Juyaa, the god of rain.
Our Stars impact:
In the 1970s, Wayuu tapestry or image making was particularly popular.
girls and women
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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.