Las Guacayamas represent "The Macaws."
For many of the tribes of Central and South America, they believe the macaw brings healing through color and light. The macaw is also seen as the guardian, the protector of the air element and of the winds, carrying prayers to the heavens.
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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