Braided Sari Necklace (vintage cotton)
Vintage sari strips are woven together, meaning each necklace has its own unique combination of colours and patterning. This colourful piece features three braided strands with handmade hammered S-chain. Braided sari bracelet also available.
Available in neutral, pastel, or urban colour ranges.
Copper, recycled sari
Length 51 cm
Dissolve 2 tsp baking soda and 4 tsp white vinegar in small bowl of warm water. Soak for up to five minutes, rinse and pat dry.
In Bangladesh, skilled jewellery-making and metal-working is seen as a man’s job. By training women in this skill, we hope to increase employees’ confidence and their standing in the local community.
It takes around three months for our artisans to be trained in the skills they need to make Basha jewellery. Once qualified the artisan meticulously handcrafts all component parts, cutting, drilling hammering and handshaping metal, or handweaving textile elements, and then carefully assembles them to form the finished piece.
This process can take anything from thirty minutes to four hours depending upon the complexity and size of the design. Jewellery materials are sourced locally wherever possible and textile detailing is often made using recycled or repurposed sari cloth.
You can learn more about Basha’s skilled artisans here.