Wild Matter Arts
Colombian Arhuaca Mochila Bag - "Sierra Nevada" Extra Large
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So, who are we and what are we into?
Our mission here at Wild Matter is to support the growing global movement of people searching for healing. We can do this by expanding our awareness and developing sustainable relationships with all. That’s why we have decided to get international with our impact.
This shop is just one of the many channels of activity that we manage. It helps us to build and sustain relationships with the people and communities in the Amazon base and allows us to branch out from there so we can reach and connect more people to this sacred cause. We believe that protecting these precious cultures with their valuable art and customs is an important mission, and that’s why we want you to be a part of it.
This is our goal and passion.
And also our virtue and service in this world...
With your help, we can continue to work as a community to help positively affect the lives of those who are willingly and gladly sharing the ancestral knowledge that we are all so thirsty for. Already, thanks to people like you, we have recently been able to start working on arranging transformative physically-spiritual retreats in a very special eco-community in Colombia. Now when you become a Wild Matter Community Member, you’ll not only be offered high-quality hand-made crafts and goods, but you can also learn about the world of traditional information and have the opportunity to experience healing transformation for yourself. And with our network of friends from Peru to Colombia, you’ll get the chance to visit all kinds of interesting people and communities while you’re there, and we’re sure you’ll resonate with them just as much as we did. You don’t want to miss out on this experience of a lifetime.
How did it all begin?
When Yuval Peles, the initiator and co-owner of Wild Matter went for the first few times on his journeys to Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, he realized just how important this mission of working in coherence and respect with the indiginous cultures. That’s the main reason why Wild Matter was established at the beginnings of 2016, by him and Rona Daniely.
For the last 7 years, Yuval traveles these Amazon-based regions, having all kinds of incredible encounters with new cultures, communities, and individuals.
Many precious relationships are embroidered in his journeys, as he often chooses to go back to certain places and people where his heartfelt connected. Throughout the years, these journeys have exposed him to the wonderful world of shamanic healing customs, and all the beautiful artwork that went along with it.
"These majestic pieces of native art are alowing the magic of the ancestral traditions - to trickle into our being, and from there to illuminate and shine upon our relationships. They are enriching our existence and supporting our healing by awakening our ancestral memory..."
This is Yuval's realization about the important role the Native Art has in our world, as it acts as a powerful healing tool. These were the origens and the background of the clear call to serve this purpose.
So, from there on, here at Wild Matter, our goal is to heal. We want to heal the body and the mind and help with the harmonization of relationships. Between the people and the cultures, as well as between men and nature.
"Everything Is Relationships"
Welcome to our wild world...
So please, take our open invitation and become a part of our community!
Thank you and blessings from our hearts,
Rona and Yuval,
The Arhuaca is a popular Colombian artisan bag made by the Arhuaco people of the Sierra Nevada.
Traditionally, the women learn to weave from an early age by watching their mothers. The first mochila they make is given to the priest for the rituals of the life cycle.
The colors with which the mochilas are woven are earth tones, ranging from brown and beige to black and gray. They are woven with sheep's wool. The bags usually carry indigenous drawings or representations of animals and other objects of their cosmology.
Arhuaco men traditionally use three bags: one called chige kwanu, to save personal belongings, another called Zizhu, to carry cocoa leaves, and the third for food storage or travel items. They also used a fourth one called masi, to hold their poporo. The women carry the tutu gawa made of agave. The tutu chakeai and jina kau (white, cotton, without drawings) are marunsama backpacks or mamu (spiritual sage of the arhuaco).
When a man and woman will marry, the future wife weaves two bags, one for her and one for her husband, to symbolize the love of the couple.
Diameter: 22 cm
Volume: 12 Liters
Weight: 480 gr
Shipments Israel: up to 7 business days.
International Air Mail Shipping: USA - 5-10 days | EU: 5-10 days | Australia: 10-15 days.