A light-weight, 12-stringed beaded necklace hand made from upcycled silk saris.
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. Open ties in the back allow you to wear the necklace at any length.
Total length of beaded area is approximately 35 cm (13”) at the shortest string and 55 cm (21“) at the longest. Length including straps is around 130 cm (51”). The width of the necklace at centerpoint is 9 cm (3”) and the drop is from 9 cm (3”).
Spot clean only.
Sari Bead Necklace - 12 string | red & cream
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.
- 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.