Carambolo

Carambolo is a project on a path to cultural understanding through selling handmade products and telling the stories behind them. Contributing to the preservation of intangible heritage through material culture, cultural sustainability, and conscious consumption. We work with indigenous artists, designers and artists who use traditional craft making in their art. All of our products are handmade in Colombia.

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Aretas su’usi (earrings)

This piece is part of Wayuunaiki – A reference inspired in the wayuu language. The Wayuu indigenous community in the Guajira peninsula have been one of the few Latin American indigenous communities who still speak their language, Wayuunaiki.

1.06 x 1.77 in

SOLD

Aretas Aipirrua (earrings)

This reference is part of the Walekerü collection – Bachue Joyería with the collaboration of the Wayuu Indigenous community made this collection full of life and color, highlighting designs and symbology that represent the worldview of the Wayuu culture and its traditions.

2.56 x 2.01 in

$100.62

Collar Ojo de Vaca Tejido (necklace)

One of the most common representations among the Zenú community are the eyes, among them the eyes of the cow. This necklace has 4 chains, each one of about 1.9 inches long and the inside of the pendant is woven with caña flecha (local palm). The bronze is plated in 24K gold.

15.7 in pendant 2.2 x 1.6 in

SOLD

Aretas Flor del Totumo (earrings)

These earrings are named flor de totumo (totumo flower) after the symbol represented in the center of the interior charm. They are in bronze with 24K gold plating and the internal part is the woven caña flecha.

2 x 1.8 in

$94.41

Aretas Jarara (earrings)

This piece is part of Kanasü – A reference inspired in the wayuu art of weaving their designs known as Kanasü. Weaving is an ancestral activity and the wayuu have passed their drawings down from generation to generation, each with a name and its own meaning.

5.8 x 1.93 in

$96.07

Collar Guajiba (necklace)

This necklace is named after the language spoken by the Zenú – Guajiba – a language that has disappeared and of which only a few words remain. The necklace has a chain and clasp handmade by skilled craftsmen. The whole piece comes with a 24K gold plating and the pendant reaches the chest.

22 in pendant: 1.5 x 2.6 in

$117.17

Pulsera sapo (bracelet)

This piece represents the symbol of the frog, which for the Kamensa Inga community represents fertility. It is made in bronze and plated in 24k gold.

W: 0.83 in

$79.37

Collar Chuchu (necklace)

This piece is part of La Chagra – a reference inspired by the farming space of the Inga and Kamëntṡa indigenous communities from the Sibundoy Valley, Putumayo in Colombia, South America. Bachue Joyería with the collaboration of the Inga and Kamëntṡa indigenous communities made this collection, highlighting designs and symbology that represent the worldview of the Inga and Kamëntṡa culture and its traditions. 

It is made of polychrome and porcelain beads, bronze plated in 24k gold. 

13.78 x 7.48 in

SOLD

Aretes Indi (earrings)

These earrings are named after the drawing of the sun by the Inga and Kamentsä indigenous communities, that appears repeatedly in their chumbes, (the belt that protects the female womb). In this design, the metallic part represents the sun, the triangle with its rays illuminating the day. This piece is made in bronze and plated in 24K matte gold. The stud of the earrings is made of hypoallergenic stainless steel. The beads are woven by Inga-Kamentsä indigenous people from Putumayo, a department in southern Colombia.

3.74 x 1.22 in

$103.29