upcycled single-strand silk sari necklace - papaya
This upcycled silk sari necklace is handmade 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.
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 covered in remnants of upcycled sari silk and hand-finished with cotton thread after each bead. One long strand that can be wrapped around the neck up to three times. A zero waste product.
Material & Care: Silk, sheesham wood. Spot clean.
Size: Length is approx. 230 cm (90”). Length when worn long (not winding around the neck two or three times): 115 cm. (45"). Weight is approx. 45g.