Beans Bracelet | The Three Sisters



The middle sister, the beans, must find her own path. The bean sprouts second. She starts low, dancing around and focusing on length. Once the corn is tall enough for the beans to grow on, she wraps herself around the corn, swirling upwards gracefully. Using her to gain height but never interfering with the corn's work. Of course there cannot be two corn so the bean sister must adapt in other ways. Middle children often have to be adaptable, flexible and learn in new ways. The bean sister must find a way to catch her own light, to shine through in her own way.


The three sisters are the genius of Indigenous agriculture. Together corn, beans and squash, feed the people, feed the land and feed our imaginations, telling us stories about how we might live.

Everything in our world plays and lives off of eachother. The story of the three sisters reflects on how we can live and evolve in harmony. By growing into our own full potential we inevitably help the beings around us grow themselves. Sometimes it’s best to focus on yourself before focusing on others. It’s not selfish, it's intentional. And once we blossom into ourselves, then the time to help others comes.


  • Handmade on a loom
  • Original Commanda Collective design
  • Glass beads 
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