This fantastic fringe necklace is called Dakhi Mō Dé, which translates to “The Path to The Mountain”, a representation of the tribe’s desire to return to their territory. The Emberā-Chamí are a very spiritual people, they believe that everything and everyone has a soul, as a result their pieces are highly symbolical.
The patterns always carry a specific meaning, they are an open window into the Emberā-Chamí, history, culture and traditions. The diamonds on this piece represent Torduā, the leaf of life. The fringes represent Kué, the rain.
Colors have specific meanings in Emberā-Chamí culture. Black, chipār, represents feminine wisdom and spiritual protection. Yellow, chikuārā, represents light, happiness and immaterial wealth. Green, parā, represents nature and lusciousness. Orange, kukuarā, represents flowers. Red, chipür, represents the Emberā-Chamí race and their bloodlines.