The Luisa necklace is a delicate one-of-a-kind piece, handmade in Colombia, that is very rich in color, and style.
These pieces are a traditional craft in the tropical forest of the Pacific Coast in Colombia, where the Embera Chami tribe makes them. The Emberas are experts in beadworking, making jewelry that carries a highly symbolic meaning. They combine chaquiras, or beads, in different sizes and colors, producing designs that tells about their beliefs and traditions.
The Okama, or pectoral necklace, is a traditional piece that symbolizes the strength of women. The Emberas believe that women bear the weight of the world on their shoulders, which is why necklaces are an important accessory for them.
This is a highly elaborated piece that was made by one single artisan in 20 days, entirely by hand.
Material: Plastic Beads
MADE IN CÓRDOBA, COLOMBIA
Size: 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 in
The Luisa necklace comes in a Cuckoo B cotton dust bag.
Due to its handmade craftsmanship, the necklace can show some imperfections, which is part of its uniqueness.