Handmade, ethically sourced tribal clutch
A creation where the modern and the ancient play together bringing a unique and special result.
This clutch is a co-creation from 2 native communities of Colombia (Embera Chami and peasant artisan women from Nariño) each community did apart to achieve this wonderful creation. The weaving in glass beads is an Okama.
The Okama is a tradition for women of the Embera Tribe. They receive their first Okama when they receive their first menstruation cycle. The Okama is the path that runs around the neck, and it functions to protect the woman's heart, empower her, and to highlight her beauty.
The Okama weavings are full of ancestral wisdom. It is a tradition that passes from mothers and grandmothers to daughters and granddaughters. Every Okama tells a story: This one is connected with the blooming flower, symbolizing beauty, feminine energy, growth and abundance. The flowers also represent the jungle and the connection with the sacred.
A good amulet for connection.
Materials: Iraca palm fiber, 24K gold-plated bronze, & glass beads.