Kantha Garland Necklace
Kantha Garland Necklace, featuring colourful beads made from recycled Kantha textiles, accented with tiny brass beads, and strung into a long, languid shape. A clasp in the back allows the necklace to be worn long, layered, or even as a chunky bracelet. Colors and patterns will vary; Measures 36″ with a 2″ extender. Handmade by low-income artisans in India, who are improving their lives through their work in a women’s cooperative.
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.