The Hummingbird Sings

The Hummingbird Sings

Regular price $60.00
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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!
Features:
  • Bead work is all made with very strong synthetic thread and glass beads
  • 925 Silver Hoop 

    Symbology in their crafts: 
  • 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
  • SPIRAL: Path / Road
  • CURVES: Rivers
  • CIRCLE: Community, Unity, Integrity
  • ZIGZAG: Mountain Roads
  • GEOMETRICAL SHAPES: Pachamama 
  • DIAMOND: Seasons of Nature
  • 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.