This beautiful pectoral is called Umadā Boró, which translates to Crown to the Sun, a tribute to The Sun, the source of life on Earth and often revered by ancestral peoples. It represents Emberā-Chamí thought and wisdom. The Emberā-Chamí are a very spiritual people, they believe that everything and everyone has a soul, as a result their pieces are highly symbolical.
The patterns always carry a specific meaning, they are an open window into the Emberā-Chamí, history, culture and traditions. The shape of the necklace alludes to the rays of the sun.
Colors have specific meanings in Emberā-Chamí culture. Green, parā, represents nature lusciousness, the fauna and flora found in ancestral territory. Blue, pācuārā, symbolises water, fluidity and vitality. Red, chipur, symbolizes the Emberā-Chamí race. Silver symbolizes light and spirituality.