Fursirú

The Flute

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Description

Fursirú represents the ancestral flute used by the Jaibaná during healing ceremonies and rituals.

The Jaibaná is a very important figure for the Emberá-Chamí. He is the main figure at key ceremonies and rituals, such as births, weddings and funerals. He uses his wisdom in order to heal physically and spirituality and is a connoisseur of medicinal plants and their benefits.

The top part of the necklace represents Nepono or the flowers found along the river banks used in to perform healing rituals and other ceremonies.

The bottom parts represent the ancestral flute Fursirú used by the Jaibaná. The Emberá-Chamí believe that the rituals performed by the Jaibaná provide spiritual protection to the tribe.

Colors have a very specific meaning for the Emberá-Chamí.

This piece represents water, the air, the sky and the sacred ancestral territory, with blue. The culture, its riches and the happiness of being alive are represented with gold.

Additional information

Artisan

Edilson Tanigama Nacavera

Material

Czech glass beads

Origin

Emberá-Chamí Community, Pereira, Colombia

Note This is an artisanal, hand-made product. Variations in size and small imperfections can be present in the product.