Fursirú Ambuará

The Sacred Flute, All United

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Selected Features

  • Hand-made
  • 925 Sterling silver
  • Miyuki Delica glass bead
  • 10 hours of work

Description

This piece represents two symbols of high significance to the Emberā-Chamí tribe. 

Fursirú, a type of flute used exclusively by the Jaibaná, the spiritual leader of the tribe, during healings and other important ceremonies. It is meant to bring protection and good energy to the Emberā-Chamí. On the bracelet, Fursirú is represented by the big black diagonal lines.

Ambuará means all united. Ambuará represents the unity of the Emberā-Chamí as a people and the unity of indigenous communities in general. Represented on the bracelet by the diamonds.

The colors have specific meanings to the Emberā-Chamí people. Chïtör, white or silver, symbolize peace, light and purity. Black, chipār, symbolizes wisdom and protection. Yellow or gold, chikuārā, symbolize the sun, gold, abundance and happiness.

Additional information

Colombia
Origin: Pereira, Colombia
Artisan

Edilson Tanigama Candido

Material

925 Sterling silver, Miyuki Delica glass bead

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.