Mami Watta Collections brings together the art of beading with cultural educational awareness. The Embera Beading is an ancestral way of beading practiced by the tribe in Colombia from more than 300 years ago.
The tribe traditionally beaded seeds and other natural fibres until they were introduced with the modern day material of glass beads taken to them by European Colonial travellers. The tribe took these materials and explored with colours and shapes, and started creating magnificent artworks speaking of their connection with nature, their source of life.
In our workshops we use a thread and a needle and numerical combinations to get patterns formed by colourful tiny beads. With this technique we teach different forms of earring making; we create flower shapes, colourful waterfall (drop-style earrings) as well as flower rings. We also use looms to create bracelets, whether big or small.
Our beading workshops are unique and important because:
- They are based on a grassroots partnership with local tribes in Latin America
- We are 100% vegan and do not use any animal based products
- Students learn about the importance of protecting traditional arts and culture
- A holistic approach to beading, using mindfulness and wholeheartedness
-Live music of Indigenous Ancestral instruments during the session
-The beading practice is based on a strong relationship to nature, our workshops also have information about different views of life that promote harmony with the natural environment.
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