Each necklace has a gently layered semi-precious stones and crystal beads on woven silk thread that create a stunning effect. The silk cord is comfortable, durable, and lightweight. Choose from Reena, with polished beads for a classic look, or Sarah, which looks eco-chic with rough tumbled stones. The necklaces are hand-crafted by artisans from the Akha tribe.
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Marquet
The Akha people are indigenous to South-East Asia and live throughout Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Eastern China. The artisan collective employs over one hundred crafts people, and offers both full-time and part-time opportunities, as well as the opportunity to work from home. This offers maximum flexibility for the artisans to work around their own schedules and other personal or family commitments. A central and highly productive workshop also provides a great social environment where the sound of laughter is abundant as artisans are happy to come work together in a relaxed and fun setting.