upcycled 6-strand silk sari necklace - black with gold metallic thread
This light-weight, upcycled silk sari necklace is made by the House of Wandering Silk (HOWS) from textile scraps that remain after making their up-cycled kantha silk sari scarves. Creating these necklaces from textile scraps form a core element of their "zero waste" policy. The HOWS team selects the most striking colors and prints from the mountain of sari remnants (that would otherwise end up on a landfill) and matches them, piece-by-piece with colorful cotton thread. The artisans they work with then sew the scraps into narrow, double-layered tubes, and fill the tubes with wooden prayer beads, hand-stitching each bead into place with the thread.
To make this necklace the scraps were dyed black.
The House of Wandering silk is a woman-owned-and-operated social enterprise based in New Delhi, India. They work with rural artisans to produce a range of innovative and beautiful textile using ethical practices.
Material, Size and Cleaning
Wooden prayer beads are covered in upycled silk sari remnants. Open ties at the back allow you to wear the necklace at any length.
The total length of the beaded area is approximately 13" at the shortest strand and 21" at the longest. The total length including straps is about 51". The width of the necklace at the centerpoint is 3".