Kantha Wrap, featuring one long strand of colourful Kantha beads. A super versatile piece, this unique necklace is handmade from recycled Kantha textiles, so colors and patterns are all one-of-a-kind. The Kantha Bead Long Necklace features Kantha covered wooden beads strung along a 61” strand. Can be worn as both a necklace or a layered bracelet. Measures approximately 61” in length plus a 2” extender. Handmade by low-income women 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.