Earrings, hooks, as well as packaging are 100% handmade
I will manufacture the product to your order, therefore the time needed to produce the product (usually 1-3 working days) may be added to the time needed to send the parcel.
Nangandú means “pineapple” in Barí. I often use motifs of pineapple and pineapple flowers in earrings. Pineapples are very beautiful, especially when they are still small and when they blossom. They are very important plants. Or I don’t know if they are plants, they could be something else or more, you never know. Anyway, they taste great, especially when freshly picked and cut. Pineapple plays a central role in the Barí cosmology and in the story of ‘Bikogdó risó Boborayí’
No light, no water, no sun, no stars existed… Everything was dark. Everything was mountainous without desert plains. Sabaseba came from the place where the sun hides… he could see clearly… at night as if it were day. When he appeared, everything was submerged in darkness. Sabaseba came out smelling good. He came from the mountain where one can find the fruit tai chirokba. He never set foot on land, but rather moved softly through the air.
Sabaseba worked all the time, from sunrise until sunset. The world was completely mountainous. Sabaseba laboured all hours to make the world flat, to do away with the overwhelming presence of the mountains. Then, tired of so much hard work, he pulled up a pineapple to eat and broke it in half. In its heart there was a man, a woman and a baby Barí. Sabaseba opened a great many pineapples, and from within them came men, women and children. Those that came from the purple pineapple were called Ichigbari and those from the yellow were called Barí. Sabaseba told them, ‘You will be Barí and will not look at the faces of the Ichigbari. The Barí will walk on the ground while the Ichigbari will fly’. Then Sabaseba told the Barí to unite and build houses.
The story goes on, if you want to know more, write to me.