The Arhuaco are an indigenous people that live in the north of Colombia. They speak Chibcha and descend from the Tairona culture located in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada in Santa Marta. Their main economic activity is concentrated in agriculture. The Arhuaco also produce handmade bags made of sheeps wool. These bags were originally made for personal use and trade in the region, but have expanded to be exported around the world. Bag weaving is done by women in the community and represents fertility, femininity and the womb. Each pattern on the bag is chosen by the women artisan depending on how she feels at the time she is weaving the bag. Each pattern also has a specific cultural and spiritual meaning for the artisan. It takes about one to two months to weave the bag. The women in the community start weaving at approximately four years old. This art is deeply ingrained in their culture. Sunrise Sands works with Asociacion de Autoridades Arhuacas de la Sierra Nevada (ASO-CIT) an association of Arhuaco people that was founded in 2012 in Valledupar, Colombia. ASO-CIT produces its bags under the brand Origen Arhuaco.