The Wayuu Indians are known as the people of the sun, sand, and wind.They are located in the arid Guajira Peninsula in northern Colombia and northwest Venezuela.

According to UNICEF, the Guajira ranks second among the poorest places in Latin America after Haiti. In more recent times, the Wayuu Indians have been struggling to preserve their ancestral culture as more and more Wayuu youth leave their communities for urban areas- foregoing the artisan know-how passed down from one generation to the next.

Each hat takes a Wayuu Indian Artisan man eight hours (uninterrupted) to weave by hand and is made from 100% Iraka Palm Straw.

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