Rainbow Pillow Earrings, India

These festive earrings feature rainbow colored raffia artfully wrapped in a teardrop shape.  The back is finished off with velvet cloth.  They are light weight yet have a pillow shape to them so have some depth.  

Measures 2.5" long including ear wire.

ABOUT THE ARTISANS

This piece of jewelry is handmade by low-income women in a fair trade cooperative in New Delhi which provides training and education while paying the women fair wages.  One of the longest-running cooperatives in India, dating back to the 1970's, it not only provides employment, but actively campaigns against child labor, illiteracy, unfair trade practices, discrimination and AIDS.  


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