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.