KANTHA HOOPS

KANTHA HOOPS
KANTHA HOOPS

KANTHA HOOPS

Regular price $18.00
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These kantha hoops pack a colorful punch. Each bead is handmade from repurposed Kantha textiles, for a sustainably modern look.

Each piece is made from recycled Kantha textiles, so colors and patterns are all one-of-a-kind and will vary.

Measures 1.3″ long with post backs.

Sustainably handmade by women artisans in India.

Kantha quilts are a traditional textile found in abundance in India. They are made from layers of worn 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.

Step 1:Each Kantha bead has a base made of wood, carved out of scraps gathered from a local furniture factory. Sustainable sourcing at it's best!

Step 2:Artisans then hand cover each wooden bead with a colorful piece of Kantha fabric, attaching them securely with a safe adhesive. Excess fabric is trimmed off, and the bead is complete.

Step 3:Once a number of beads have been crafted, they are strung together into a necklace, wrapped with wire and added into a cuff bracelet, or transformed into an earring, often incorporating modern elements like metallic paillettes, brass metal accent beads, or mixed-metal seed beads. Artisans assort the beads so the final piece of jewelry has a unique array of colors and patterns. The result is a Kantha design as unique as the artisan that crafted it!

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S. Hornung
Love these earrings!

I wasn't in a hurry to receive the earrings but it was nice when they arrived faster than I expected. They came in a white, "cotton" lined jewelry box with a very pretty hand written card. Although this pair was my first order and I bought the earrings for myself, it's good to know they would make a lovely gift. The earrings are very pretty, beautifully crafted, and even prettier than the picture. I was happy to see the hoop earrings are just the size I was hoping for - not too big or too small. Just right! I would not hesitate to buy other items from Kantha textiles - or anything else purchased on this website. I love supporting fair trade and I am impressed with OOAK. Thank you.

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