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Woven Palm Hats - Made in Columbia

$60.00

Woven Palm Hats - Made in Columbia

$60.00

Hand made, fair trade by craftswomen in Colombia. Made with palm.

Salacia connects with a local Savannah resident from Colombia, South America who brings her passion in helping support the indigenous people and crafts from her native country. 

What makes their area of the country special is the surreal northern deserts of Colombia’s La Guajira, a wild desert region on the Caribbean coast, where giant sand dunes touch down into the sparkling blue waters dance and flying pink flamingos fly over vibrant red salt lakes. 

The Wayuu people of La Guajira are Colombia’s largest indigenous group and have lived in these harsh deserts for hundreds of years. They were never conquered by the Spanish and have developed a unique and resilient culture in response to their tough desert surroundings. 

The Wayuu (pronounced "Wah-You") people are an indigenous Latin American group inhabiting the visually striking desert of La Guajira Peninsula which borders Colombia and Venezuela. The Wayuu live in small settlements called "rancherias" which consist of five or six houses.  Within these rancherias, the Wayuu people are able to preserve a way of life that has been passed down through the generations and remains unscathed by modern culture. Organized in matrilineal clans, the Wayuu children carry their mother's last name, making the Wayuu women not only the center of the family but cultural leaders as well.