Waterfall of Colors

Waterfall of Colors

Waterfall of Colors

$25.00

Hand woven by indigenous Embera Chami artisans, these seed bead earrings represent a piece of Colombian culture, fusing modern designs with ancient tribal craftsmanship.

The Embera Chami tribe are known for their intricate and colorful bead work and these earrings are the perfect sample of the richness of their culture.

1 in stock

SKU: COEAWC0012 Category: Tag:
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About Our Bracelets

Art, Culture and Tradition

Wajüa (bracelets) handwoven by the indigenous community EMBERA CHAMÍ. in Risaralda, COLOMBIA.Their careful work over a bracelet takes from 2 to 10 days according with its design inspired in Ancestral knowledge and thinking from past generation.

The Embera Chamí tribe have unique worldviews and ways to connect with nature that have existed for thousands of centuries. They have consciously preserved their unique forms of art making which are a clear channel of expression where we can witness their infinite imagination and their care for Mother Earth. Art practices such as the handmade beadworks of the Embera people deserve our attention and support.

Key Features

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100% Handmade in Colombia

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Unique Designs

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Ancestral Art

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Ethically Source

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Purchasing this item supports indigenous people and their families

Specifications

Weight 1.6 oz
Dimensions 15 × 3 cm

Description

Earrings made with crystal beads (by Embera Chami indigenous community women)

Embera Chami design earrings are inspired by jewelry worn in the Embera community of Colombia. Embera means “The People of the Earth” and these earth tone earrings are beautiful and perfect for any occasion.

Materials: Crystal beads
Dimensions: Long 15 cm Wide 3 cm

•One-of-a-kind
•Beads and plated hardware
•Handmade in Colombia ??
•Fair Trade

CULTURE ORIGNS works under fair trade practices, understanding the cultural value that these artcrafts represent, and respecting the legacy and heritage of these artisans, It’s our mission to promote their heritage, respect their beliefs and encourage others to appreciate their beautiful and unique works of art.

CULTURE ORIGNS IS showcasing the traditional handcrafted artisan skills from the Embera to the world.

Tips to preserve your earrings:
*Always apply perfume before putting on your jewelry
*Do not sleep, shower or swim wearing your gold-plated jewelry
*Use a non-abrasive jewelry polishing cloth and gently rub the gold-plated jewelry to restore shine.

Care and Cleaning

 

Caring for Beaded Jewelry

Thoughtful and daily care is the best technique for keeping your beaded jewelry scratch free and brilliant looking.

First rule- Apply your make-up, perfumes, hair spray, lotions, etc. BEFORE you put your beaded jewelry on.

Second rule - Don't wear beaded jewelry in the shower, swimming pool or during housecleaning chores.  Besides the fact you would look like "Leave it to Beaver's" mom -harsh chemicals and cleaning agents can dull or scratch the surface of some beads.

Cleaning your Beaded Jewelry

Most cases, all you need is a clean soft cloth, like a chamois.

A soft paintbursh or toothbrush is handy for cleaning dust

Storing your Beaded Jewelry

Just as you store your finished beaded jewelry pieces in special boxes or compartments, Storing them well will keep your beads pristine and scratch free.  

Storing beads in appropriate containers allows similar beads to be stored together.  It keeps the larger, chunky beads from breaking smaller, fragile beads and keeps the smaller beads from scratching the surface of the larger beads.  It is always best, when possible, to store beads so that you can see what is in the container or have it well marked.

Excessive heat and sudden temperature changes may also fracture gems.  Your attic or basement may not be the best place to keep your beads based on this.

Jewerly Disclaimer

 

The pieces we sold on our website are authentic and hand made by artisans from different regions in Colombia which they were crafted. Please keep in mind that many of our pieces are created with techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation, so there may be small imperfections that do not affect its functionality but add to their uniqueness.

We invite you to carefully read the entire item description and zoom in each photo closely before ordering.  

Please feel free to ask us any questions about a piece, as we are more than happy to further assist you.