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The Ancestral Path

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Description

(river pebbles) (the path), represents the physical and spiritual paths that the Emberā-Chamí walk throughout their lifetime. A constant feature in Emberā-Chamí pieces is their ancestral territory. A land that some of them had to abandon but that they still hold dear.

The triangles in this piece represent the Andes, that is ancestral Emberá-Chamí territory, as well as the ancestral dwelling the tribe used to live in.
Blue, pācuārā, represents the sky, water and space. Gold, chikuārā, represents the culture, its riches and the happiness of being alive. The lower fringes represent Kué, the rain.

This elegant piece is a direct homage to Mother Earth; our provider and protector and to the ancestral origin of the Emberā-Chamí people.

Additional information

Colombia
Origin: Pereira, Colombia
Artisan

Gladys Nacavera

Material

Czech glass beads

Measures

⌀ 35 cms

Origin

Emberá-Chamí Community, Pereira, Colombia

Technique

Hand-woven

Weaving Time

40 hours

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