La Colibri represents the wings of a "Hummingbird."
In Andean view, the hummingbird is one of the most important archetypal creatures, known for its ability to fly in many directions: up, down, backward, forward and also to stay hovering in place. Maybe for that reason, Hummingbird is known to accompany shamans to the Three Worlds, Upper, Middle and Lower, during the journeying process and also regarded as a psychopomp, or one who guides souls to the afterlife.
As you wear these earrings, it is an invitation to listen closer to the whisper in the winds, and allow the hummingbird to teach us how to drink deeply from the nectar of life.
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These earrings are handmade by the Emberá Chami of Colombia, crafted from generational weaving techniques. The combination of colors and shapes are symbolic to their knowledge of the mountains, rivers, sky, animals, people and the unity of all.
We work fair trade with Embera Chami tribe of Colombia, and our mission is to preserve their artistry, and encourage them to thrive!
Bead work is all made with very strong synthetic thread and glass beads
WHITE: Clouds, Peace
RED: Blood, Race, Soul, Flowers
BLUE: Sea, River, Sky, Space
GREEN: Nature, Leaves, Mountains
YELLOW: Gold, Sun, Happiness
SPIRAL: Path / Road
CIRCLE: Community, Unity, Integrity
ZIGZAG: Mountain Roads
GEOMETRICAL SHAPES: Pachamama
DIAMOND: Seasons of Nature