Hand crafted from repurposed silk saris, these one-of-a-kind, light-weight necklaces feature strings of beads in the front, and beautiful kantha-embroidered silk sides. Closed with a loop and small knot at the back of the neck. 

 

Material & Size
Made from sheesham wood prayer beads covered in remnants of upcycled silk sari fabric and hand-finished with bright cotton thread after each bead. Made in India. Measures 43cm on the inside circumference. Weight is 120 grams.

Care
Spot clean only.

Kantha Beaded Necklace | turquoise by teal

SKU: SB-kantha-3
$125.00Price

Our range of signature Sari Necklaces are designed to utilise the sari fabric left after the production of our Kantha Sari Scarves, as part of our Zero Waste Policy.

 

We select the most striking colours and prints from the mountains of sari remnants in our workshop. These scraps are first matched, piece-by-piece, with colourful cotton thread, and then sewn into narrow, double-layered tubes. The artisans fill these tubes with wooden prayer beads, hand-stitching each bead into place with the thread.  

 

One piece of sari scrap can be made into several necklaces, so positioning of print may differ very slightly from the first image. Any variations or irregularities are part of the design and inherent to the production process.

 

On sustainability:

 

- Eco: use of scrap fabric reduces waste. All materials are natural and thus biodegradable.

 

- Ethical: handwork provided by migrant workers in Delhi from marginalised communities. They are provided at least double the minumum & market wages, regular work, safe and flexible working conditions and training.

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