Nepono

Sacred Flowers

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Selected Features

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

Description

Nepono represents the flowers used by the Jaibaná, the spiritual leader of the tribe, during healing rituals and ceremonies. The Emberā-Chamí’s ancestral land is found along the banks of the San Juan river, on the Colombian Andes. Luscious forests and mangroves adorn the banks where ancestral peoples have traditionally derived what they need for their sustenance.

The colors have specific meanings to the Emberā-Chamí people. Chïtör, white or silver, symbolize peace, light and purity. Black, chipār, symbolizes wisdom and protection. Yellow or gold, chikuārā, symbolize the sun, gold, abundance and happiness.

Additional information

Colombia
Origin: Pereira, Colombia
Artisan

Ludivia Nacavera

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.