Ekhēkē

“The First Pattern”

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Description

This piece represents the most basic pattern found in the Emberā-Chamí community: Ekhēkē, which translates to traditional Emberā-Chamí weaving. This is the first pattern that children learn how to weave. To the Emberá-Chamí, weaving is a way of life. Everyone is involved in the craft:boys and girls; men and women alike. Ekhēkē is traditionally found on woven baskets too.

The colors have specific meanings to the Emberá-Chamí. White/grey, chitör, symbolises peace, light and purity. Green, parā, symbolises nature.

Origin: pereira, Colombia

Additional information

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.