The Caribbean Collection was inspired and created in collaboration with our Pro Team Member Ricardo Miro from Puerto Rico. It consists of 3 of the most important Taino culture symbols: the Coqui Taino, Cemi Taino, and Sol Taino.
Coquí Taino represents a frog which is a national symbol of the people of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. As the sun sets in Puerto Rico, the volume rises as the tiny coquí begins its evening chorale, and locals and visitors are serenaded into sweet slumber by the little male frogs’ call of “Co-kee! Co-kee!” Just like the Puerto Rican people, they are resilient and their voices are loud, and they will be heard. This is why the coquí is the perfect national symbol for Puerto Rico: small island, small frog, BIG VOICE.
Cemi Taino is a representation of a deity or ancestral spirit, and a sculptural object housing the spirit, among the Taíno people of the Caribbean. One side of the stone might have a human or animal head with the opposite side having hunched legs, sometimes known as "Frog's legs". The fierce face of the creator god is often portrayed.
Sol Taíno is a representation of the sun, found in the town of Jayuya, Puerto Rico, worshipped by the Taino indigenous people. The sun was believed to be a powerful God emitting strength, health and longevity to its people as it did for agriculture.