This fabulous necklace features a stunning array of multicolored repurposed kantha textile beads. The artisans cover handmade wooden beads with recycled remnants of discarded vintage cotton saris and quilts.
This versatile piece can be worn as a necklace (single, doubled or tripled) or as a multi-strand bracelet. It has a clasp so can be opened up and wrapped around the neck or wrist.
Approximately 61" long.
Please note: colors will vary as each bead is individually made.
All of our products are shipped with cards containing information about fair trade and the corresponding artisan group.
ABOUT THE ARTISANS
Our kantha jewelry collection is handmade in a fair trade women's cooperative in India. The artisans are paid excellent wages and have seen their standard of living greatly increase through fair trade practices. In addition, Worldfinds, the company working with the women, has established the Girls Education Fund, which provides scholarships for marginalized girls to continue school. In India it is estimated that 64% of adolescent girls are forced to leave school early to take care of younger siblings, help run the household or for arranged marriages.