Tordua

The Sacred Leaf”

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Selected Features

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

Description

This piece represents Tordua, which translates to the sacred leaf. The Emberā-Chamí are a very spiritual people and they follow the 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 sacred plants to cure ailments and chase away bad spirits. He can communicate with the Jaí, spirits that inhabit the human world, and is in charge of performing various rituals and ceremonies.

The colors have specific meanings to the Emberā-Chamí. White, chïtör, symbolizes peace, light and purity. Red, chipür, symbolizes race and the bloodlines.

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.