We are captivated by the beauty of these Colombian necklaces. This handmade Estrella Embera Beaded Necklace is just so fabulous, you will be the most elegant person in the room instantly. They are unique. So, get this gorgeous piece before it is gone!Read More
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THE ESTRELLA EMBERA BEADED NECKLACE
- Unique & super stylish
- Support a real Colombian tribe- the Embera Chami through one of their artisans’ association
- Beautiful symbolism behind every piece
- Ethical & Fair trade
- Handmade by women for women
Made out of colorful chakiras. They are cute mini glass beads. These pieces are needle-woven and hand-threaded by the women of the Embera Chami tribe.
STYLE IT WITH…
Style the Estrella Embera Beaded Necklace with the Viko Dress, Kanu Kaftan, or the Dune off-white top. They look fabulous with the bikinis too. Check the Kyanne Eco Bikini Set and the Daisy Eco Bikini Set and become the queen of the beach club – with your own Velour Sun Turban as a crown.
ABOUT THE ARTISANS
Let me tell you a bit about this tribe as we are big supporters of traditional artisans around the world. The Embera Chami is the third-largest indigenous group in Colombia. Embera Chami means “people from the mountains” in their own language. They are one of the few indigenous communities that continue using their unique dialect and follow their culture and ancestral spirituality.
The Embera tribe faces today threats of physical and cultural extinction and we can not let that happen. They suffered the armed conflict, destruction of their habitat, and extreme poverty. Their beautiful and unique handicrafts are the main income for the tribe today. This way they don’t need to migrate to hostile cities and get to keep and share their culture with the world.
Their amazing beading technique is passed from one generation to the next. It is full of symbolism. In these necklaces, you will find natural elements, a deep connection to their spirituality, and also their social relationships like the hierarchy within the tribe or family. They called their necklaces Okamas and for them, they are a way to share their story and get protection from the divine.