Jaí

“The Spirits”

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Selected Features

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

Description

This piece represents Jaí, literally, the spirits that inhabit every animate being and inanimate object, found on our planet. The Emberá-Chamí are a very spiritual people, they believe that spirits, good and bad, are found in everything we see around us. They materialise as creatures and only the Jaibaná (Shaman) can see them and control them. Jaís can be good or bad.

The colors have specific meanings to the Emberá-Chamí. Chïtör, white/silver, symbolises peace, light and purity. Black, chipār, symbolises wisdom and protection. Yellow/gold, chikuārā, represents 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.