Bracelets were commonly worn in both arms by chieftains in rituals, they could have rattling charms or simple berrys from their surroundings. Bracelets were an essential part of the shaman´s paraphernalia. Some groups mummified their chieftains and they displayed these mummies at ceremonies and at warfields, so they could protect the community and instill valour in their warriors. Others symbolically perpetuated their ruling figures by covering them with masks and gold ornaments.


These artifacts are 24 karat gold plated and and made by the only authorized manufacturer of the original pieces displayed at the famed Gold Museum (Museo del Oro - Bogotá).