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. Yellow, chikuārā, represents light, happiness and immaterial wealth. Green, parā, represents nature and lusciousness. Orange, kukuarā, represents flowers.