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 contributed to creating 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 water and the fish.
For the Embera and many indigenous tribes, water is life. This Okama is in honor of the rivers, lakes, lagoons and the aquatic biodiversity of Colombia.
A good amulet for abundance.
Materials: Iraca palm fiber & glass beads.