This beautiful necklace features a single strand of silk sari-wrapped beads. The unfinished edges add a touch of beauty and texture.
The artisans cover hand-carved wooden beads with recycled fabric from vintage silk saris to create this unique piece of jewelry.
Measures 18" long with 3.5" extender chain. Beads measure 1/4" around.
Please note: colors will vary as each bead is made from repurposed fabric.
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.