upcyled single-strand silk sari necklace - black with gold metallic thread

upcyled single-strand silk sari necklace - black with gold metallic thread


This up-cycled 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. 


To make this black necklace, the the sari scraps used were dyed black. Metallic thread replaces the colored 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.


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