Aluna + Inferno
In 1990 the Kogi people emerged from isolation within the Sierra Nevada mountains to deliver a message to the Western world. The message was simple, a warning to industrialized societies of the potential catastrophic future facing the planet if we don't change our ways. Highly attuned to nature, the Kogi believe that they exist to care for the world and are driven by a cosmic consciousness which they call ALUNA. The Kogi's spiritual leaders are raised in darkness to learn how to connect to this cosmic consciousness, to be able to listen and respond to her needs in order to keep the world in balance.
The Aluna collection is inspired by the Kogi's message and aims to encourage the women who wear it to connect back to this mother essence, to respect and protect our planet, and to take steps to make changes in our own lives to benefit our greatest gift, the world we live on. The concentric circles that surround the center are meant to represent the power that each individual has to effect change. One person has the power to ripple out and make the world a better place, one small action by one small action. A percentage of the proceeds from this collection will go to the Tairona Land Trust, protecting the Kogi's sacred sites.
An inferno is a fire that is "dangerously out of control". Inspired by the fire that each woman holds inside, the Inferno collection is a reminder to the wearer of this power. Composed of hand-carved Goddess bodies, mirrored after ancient sculptures and bronze-cast matchsticks, each piece radiates a light that cannot be contained. It is my hope that every woman who wears this collection feels inspired to release her fire and shine bright.