Kayapó Tribe Water Keeper Earrings
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These one of a kind earrings are designed to bless you with the art of listening and attuning to the present moment. As we adorn our ears, a place of receptivity, we are able to bring beauty into how and what we hear & how we receive this information. Every medicine woman deserves a pair of earrings that make her feel like a goddess. This are drop dead gorgeous & will be a pair that you cherish for many years to come. Sterling silver hooks.
These gorgeous handmade seed bead earrings come the Kayapó Tribe. The Kayapo are a powerful and well-known Brazilian tribe who inhabit a vast area of the Amazon across the Central Brazilian Plateau. They call themselves Mebengokre, meaning ‘the people from the water place’. Kayapo culture is characteristically rich and complex. Their appearance is highly decorative and colourful, using face and body paint, beads and feathers. The Kayapo believe their ancestors learnt how to live communally from social insects such as bees, which is why mothers and children paint each other’s bodies with patterns that look like animal or insect markings, including those of bees. Women shave the distinctive V shape into the scalp and men ceremonially wear the flamboyant Kayapo headdress with outwardly radiating feathers, which represents the universe.