Length: 7.5″ (19 cm) Width: 16.5″ (42 cm)
The artisans of the Embera tribe (Colombia) create many types of accessories such as bracelets, necklaces, earrings and decorative pieces. Each piece can take up to 20 days to complete. The necklaces are woven using various techniques such as wood looms, hand thread or threaded needle. The combination of colors and shapes of Embera jewelry can tell you a lot about the perception of the world by Embera Chami artisans.
Each individual color has a special meaning for Embera.
Here are some meanings: WHITE: clouds, peace; RED: blood, race, soul, flowers; BLUE: sea, river, sky, space; GREEN: nature, leaves, mountains; YELLOW: gold, sun, happiness; ORANGE: flowers; PURPLE: flowers; BROWN: earth; BLACK: night.
The forms also have their special meaning: The DIAMOND form represents the four seasons, CIRCLE means community and unity, SPIRAL sense of walking. With the use of Embera necklaces, which we have selected for you, you directly help preserve their unique culture and show their distinctive art to the world.