$ 120.00 USD
Handmade, ethically sourced tribal handbag
A creation where the modern and the ancient play together bringing a unique and special result.
This clutch is a co-creation from 3 native communities of Colombia (Embera chami, Kamsa, peasant artisan women from Nariño). Each community contributed to create this wonderful design.
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 to the wings of the Guacamaya.
For the Embera Tribe, the Guacamaya symbolizes the couple, love and joy.
These earrings honor the joyful energy of the tropics.
A good amulet for love, relationships and joy.
Materials:Iraca palm fiber, 24K gold-plated bronze & glass beads.