This piece represents Tordüa, which translates to The Sacred Leaf. The Emberá-Chamí are a highly spiritual people and they follow the spiritual guidance of the Jaibaná, a high-ranking figure that functions as a shaman, but also as mentor and advisor for the society. The Jaibaná knows how to use medicinal and other sacred plants, in order to cure ailments and chase away bad spirits. He can communicate with the Jaí, spirits that inhabit the human world, and therefore is in charge of performing various rituals and ceremonies, such as healing ceremonies and births.
The colors have specific meanings to the Emberá-Chamí. Chïtör, white/grey, symbolises peace, light and purity. Red, chipür, symbolises race and the bloodlines.