The Noke Koi tribe is situated deep in the Brazilian Amazon and is the home to an extraordinarily diverse abundance of plants. ‘Noke Koî’ translates to ‘People of Jaguar ‘ and are considered to be gifted healers and have a rich botanical healing tradition. The visions received while under the influence of Ayahuasca are then reproduced in the glass bead jewellery. They paint a picture with miniature glass-beads that reflect their ancestral dreaming strongly connected to the earth, their mother. Their bead-works contain unique symbolism that talk about their natural environment, social codes and spiritual connections.
By purchasing these hand crafts, you support these guardians of ancient, traditional knowledge.
Glass beads were not used until the colonists brought them from Europe 500 years ago, but they quickly became part of Indigenous cultures. Today glass beads, particularly fine seed beads, are the primary materials for traditional beaders of many tribes. Beading is not simple. In fact, it can take several months to complete a single bead-work. This particular type of jewellery has been designed by the Varinawa communities who are very skilled crafters. Their bead-work designs include animals, trees, rivers and stars that represent sacred spirits that inhabit the Universe. Each piece is beautifully created with a unique intricate design are highly desirable and would make a fine addition to any South American art collection or would be perfect for any bead lover, ideal for ceremony and special occasions. The amazing glass bead work are unique to each one, all material used is natural, locally sourced and their infused with pure heart and soul energy. They hold a super special vibration and we are honoured to support their community and families.