Kantha Drop Earrings
Kantha Drop Earrings, featuring a colourful cluster of recycled Kantha textiles beads, topped with a large, singular Kantha bead. Measures 1 1/2″ long and finished with hypoallergenic French hook earring wires. As these are handmade from repurposed textiles, colors and patterns will vary. Handmade by marginalized women artisans in India who are improving their lives through fair trade.
Kantha quilts are a traditional textile found in abundance in India. They are made from layers of 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.