Mó Dó

“The Ancestral Path”



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

The triangles in this piece represent the Andes mountain chain that is ancestral Emberá-Chamí territory, as well as the ancestral dwelling the tribe used to live in.
Blue represents this vital and sacred territory as well as the sky, the sea and water bodies in general. Gold 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 Emberá-Chamí people.

Origin: pereira, Colombia

Additional information


Edilson Tanigama Nacavera


Czech glass beads


Emberá-Chamí Community, Pereira, Colombia

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