The Embera believe that women bear the weight of the world on their shoulders. Each piece, called Okamas, are made to adorn life’s path towards harmony & nature.
Accentuate the source of your truth. This choker took 15 hrs to make, by hand.
Adjustable size · Black, yellow and red flame pattern
by Santa Isla in partnership with the Embera Chami of Colombia
When you wear Santa Isla you help the Embera culture to breathe and expand. We work with a small group of Embera artisans, providing them a source of income and an opportunity to showcase their art to the world. Chami meaning "mountain" and Embera meaning "people," they are an indigenous ethnic group who practice the important aspect of the power of the spirits which they trust to regulate life, health, livelihood and nature.