“What are Wayuu Bags Made of?” was one of the most popular questions and very misguided answers on the internet about Wayuu Bags. Many distributors on the internet claim that Wayuu artisans weave their products with “natural materials” like cotton or wool. Understandably, people think that because the items are handmade by indigenous people, they must use natural materials. Some distributors use this assumption to market Wayuu products but it could not be further from the truth. Most importantly, natural materials are expensive and hard to get in remote areas. Nowadays, artisans crochet the bags and most items produced by the Wayuu artisan industry with thread made of acrylic fiber.