A national park since 1977, the Sierra Macuira is the most humid region in Washein's native Guajira and considered the water lungs of the area. Its colorful scenery of dunes and greens make it uniqe in the country and to this, Washein's statement bag pays tribute to.
True artisan craftsmen honestly care about their work in a way a machine can never replace. Learn why we believe craftsmanship still matters on our new Washein Journal article.
Washein's aim is to introduce people around the world with the most beautiful crafts from the native Wayúu tribe of Colombia. Its product are straw hats and bags and are carefully handwoven by Wayúu artisans in Colombia.
Washein was founded by Claudia Iguarán. Before Claudia launched Washein, she took over the direction of the Nazareth Hospital in 2012. It is from them that she saw the need for Indigenous patients with Tuberculosis after having completed phase one of the treatment, to feel productive to support their families.