Colorful dual layers of cylindrical and round Kantha beads hang from a gold chain to create this statement necklace. Metallic tubes bring all these elements together.
+ Each piece is made from recycled Kantha textiles, so colors and patterns are all one-of-a-kind and will vary.
+ Measures 19″ with a 5″ extender.
+ Sustainably handmade by women artisans in India.
Kantha quilts are a traditional textile found in abundance in India. They are made from layers of worn cotton saris, sewn together with a distinctive, allover running stitch. Artisans transform the fabric scraps into beads for jewelry, which provides new life to a textile that is often discarded. Each Kantha bead has a base made of wood, carved out of scraps gathered from a local furniture factory. We, and the artisans, love sustainable sourcing! Artisans then hand cover each wooden bead with a colorful piece of Kantha fabric, attaching them securely with a safe adhesive. Excess fabric is trimmed off, and the bead is complete.