Portal of Light

Portal of Light

Regular price $80.00
Handmade bracelet handmade by the Kamentsa tribe of the Colombian Amazon. 

The Kamentsa are a deeply spiritual people, and still inhabit their ancestral territory of the Sibundoy Valley in what is known as Alto Putumayo, along the Western fringe of the Colombian Amazon.

Shamanism and “Shamanic Visions” are a deep part of their beliefs and resulting symbolism, which is preserved through their celebrations, music, dances, traditional medicine, and artisan work. Shamans are known as Taitas in the Kamentsa’s native language, Kamsa, and the Taita’s visionary interpretations are projected into symbolism that represents the tribe’s unity with, and dependance upon, the natural world, and to their spiritual Worldviews, or “Cosmovision.”

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This is a culture

"It is indigenous art that my grandmothers taught me and they sent me to do it; I do it with the respect of being in front of an inheritance."

A tool for empowerment

Whether it be a necklace (okama) or an earring, each of these pieces speak to the journey of life and serve to to protect and highlight beauty.

Handcrafts are one of the main resources of survival for these women. Buying one of these pieces directly supports artisans of light and we hope it inspires creativity and connection to this wild, colorful and beautiful planet.