by: ARRAZOLA TRADING
WORKS OF EMBERA
A joint design project with the Colombian indigenous tribe Embera Chami, Iliana Arrazola and Veronica Villegas.
The Emberá-Chamí are an indigenous people from Colombia. Chamí means “mountain range” and Emberá signifies “people”, they are “The People of the (mountain) Range”. As part of their traditional attire, the Emberá manufacture hand crafted necklaces with small color glass beads, every piece tells a story and talks about the relationship with Nature and its Cosmology.