Authentic Wayuu Art (One-of-A-Kind/Fair Trade) This altar piece is a hand woven prayer offered to you and the World by the men and women of the Wayuu tribe in Colombia. These weavings are the foundation of the Wayuu people and is how they support their rancherias (communities). These altar pieces, or “mantas” as they are traditionally called, are perfect homes for your hapé or other sacred medicines, as well as your crystals, healing lotions, or simply to beautify your altar.
The Unique Significance of this Piece:This manta has a weaving that represents a prayer for the Earth. The frequency of this piece is one of guardianship, or protectorship. To have this piece sit upon your altar is an offering to the Pachamama, the Earth Mother, offering yourself as one of her guardians. It can also serve as a reminder to you that in thought, speech, and action, you be in harmony and alignment with this prayer.