House of Wandering Silk Kantha Sari Beads
These necklaces are one-of-a-kind and have been handmade by a cooperative of women in West Bengal State, India, and from upcycled and vintage saris.
Kantha, the stitch found in this necklace, is used traditionally in West Bengal on light, quilted blankets made for the home from recycled cotton saris. This silk has been turned into soft beads.
Necklace length is 80cm
House of Wandering Silk is a social enterprise based in New Delhi, India.
"We believe in making beautiful, unique and sustainable products using stunning vintage, upcycled and handloom textiles. Sustainable for the artisans who create them, sustainable for the communities in which the artisans live, sustainable for the environment and long-lasting for you, our customer.
We want everyone who wears one of our scarves to feel connected to this story, which starts with a well-loved sari making it's way, from somewhere in India, through our design workshop, to the hands of rural women artisans and finally to you. Each pair of hands leaves its mark, and each artisan leaves her name embroidered, in Bengali, in the corner of the scarf she has worked on. We hope this will remind you of the long journey, and the multiple positive impacts, which your scarf has made."