< Take Me Back

Cheque Oitedie Cooperative

The Cheque Oitedie Cooperative brings together a group of fifty Ayoreo indigenous women from Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The Ayoreo are the indigenous inhabitants of the Gran Chaco Region of Bolivia and Paraguay who harvest the dajudie plant to weave skirts, bedspreads, and bags.  The Cheque Oitedie Cooperative cultivates the dajudie plant with traditional harvesting and sustainable agricultural practices, fulfilling their mission to strengthen women’s cultural identity through the maintenance and promotion of traditional craftsmanship. The line of purses and pouches are woven in a range of earthy colorations in striped and geometric patterns.

Website: https://chequeoitedie.wix.com