Kantha Three Tier Necklace
Kantha Three Tier Necklace, featuring three strands of recycled Kantha textile beads which are linked with gold metal wires and complimented by a gold chain fringe hanging from the longest strand. Measures 16” at shortest strand + 4 ½” extender. Colours and patterns of the beads will vary. Sustainably handmade by women artisans in India who are working to improve 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.