Búatúnuká

“The River Flow”

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Description

Búatúnuká, The River Flow, represents the sky, rivers and water.
It symbolises movement, fluidity, vitality; just like a river that never stops flowing.

This piece pays tribute to water, the vital element for human represented in blue.
The top line represents Nepono flowers and other medicinal plants found alongside river banks, which have been traditionally used by the Embera-Chamí in order to heal physically and spiritually.

Water is an ever-present theme in Emberá-Chamí art pieces as their ancestral territory is found along the San Juan river in Colombia

Additional information

Artisan

Edilson Tanigama Nacavera

Material

Czech glass beads

Origin

Emberá-Chamí Community, Pereira, Colombia

Note This is an artisanal, hand-made product. Variations in size and small imperfections can be present in the product.