The Emberá-Chamí are one of the many tribes we work with, indigenous people from Colombia who pass their visions, ancestral knowledge and stories through traditional weaving techniques.
ONE-OF-A-KIND ETHICALLY SOURCED ADORNMENTS BY ARTISANS OF LIGHT
As part of their traditional attire, the Emberá Chami create hand crafted jewelry with small colored glass beads. Some pieces take up to 30 days to create, with each piece telling a story about humanity's relationship with Nature and the tribe's Cosmology.
Whether it be a necklace (okama) or an earring, each of these pieces speak to the journey of life and serve to protect the woman's or man's heart, to empower and to highlight beauty.
Handcrafts are one of the main resources of survival for the Emberá-Chamí. 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.