A small brass triangle with black, white, and gold fringe made in miyuki glass beads. Chibidi means “new” in the Embera language.
4.3 x 2.1 cm
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More About Embera Bead Project
Many Embera people have fled their villages because of violence from armed groups and are living as internally displaced persons throughout the city of Medellin. Most of them have had a challenging time surviving in the big city due to a lack of formalized education and the inability to speak Spanish. As a result, many families beg on the streets or sell handmade Embera-style jewelry to meet their basic daily needs. Unfortunately, this lifestyle poses a significant risk to their family, making them more susceptible to targeted abuse and criminal activity.
The Embera Bead Project (EBP) seeks to aid the Embera people through a holistic approach, focusing on all aspects of their personal and professional growth, health and nutrition, and family support. EBP attempts to break the cycle of poverty by providing jewelry workshops where Embera can make a fair wage for their art while attending personal and professional development classes to improve their quality of life. Additionally, workshop attendees can work toward enrolling their kids in our Casa Embera program and benefiting from other services of Casa Embera. To learn more about all of the programs that EPB helps fund click here>>>.