This beautiful necklace features three strands of beads made from repurposed textiles. The middle layer is a gorgeous indigo color that separates 2 strands of black and white patterned beads.
The artisans cover hand-carved wooden beads with recycled fabric from vintage saris and quilts to create this unique piece of jewelry.
The longest strand measures 24" around with 2.5" extender chain. Beads measure 1/4" around.
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, the Girls Education Fund was founded, 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.