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 or grey, chitör, symbolises peace, light and purity. Green, parā, symbolises nature.