Bidika

“Ancient food”

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Description

This piece represents Bidika, which translates to ancestral food. It represents an ancient source of nourishment derived from the poison ivy plant. Before the Conquista, the Emberá-Chamí people used to come together for ceremonies and rituals and feast on traditional dishes made out of poison ivy, beans and other harvested and wild foods. Through weaving the Emberá-Chamí people can reminiscence and capture their ancient traditions and pass them down in time, from generation to generation.

The colors have specific meanings to the Emberá-Chamí. Chïtör, white/grey, symbolises peace, light and purity. Green, parā, symbolises nature and blue, pacuarā, symbolises the skies, water and space.

Additional information

Colombia
Origin: Pereira, Colombia
Artisan

Ludivia Nacavera

Material

925 Sterling silver, Miyuki Delica glass beads

Measures

L: 18cms W: 6cms

Origin

Emberá-Chamí Community, Pereira, Colombia

Technique

Loom

Weaving Time

10 hours

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