Kazuri Blue Necklace

$39.00

This stunning necklace is created with a selection of fair trade Kazuri beads strung with blue glass beads and silver tone spacers on a leather cord. All the women who work at Kazuri are paid a fair wage and the organisation is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).

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Fair trade Kazuri beads necklace in shades of blue

This stunning necklace is created with a selection of fair trade Kazuri beads strung with blue glass beads and silver tone spacers on a leather cord. The Kazuri beads are hand made with local clay and painted in beautiful colours and patterns. They are glazed and fired at a high temperature for strength and durability.

The black leather cord is knotted to hold the beads in place and is finished with a hypoallergenic stainless steel lobster clasp.

Kazuri, which means “small and beautiful” in Swahili, began in 1975 as a tiny workshop experimenting in hand crafted ceramic beads. Its founder started with two single motherhood women and soon discovered that there were many others in the villages around Nairobi who were disadvantaged and in great need of regular employment. Today Kazuri employs more than 340 women highly skilled in the craft of making beautiful ceramic beads. All the women who work at Kazuri are paid a fair wage and the organisation is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).

This is a lovely unique necklace with a story of artisan creation that spans from Nairobi to Melbourne.

– 20mm handmade Kazuri beads in shades of blue
– Blue glass beads
– Silver tone accent beads
– Leather cord
– Stainless steel lobster clasp
– Length approximately 61cm
– Carefully packaged in a protective pouch
– Handmade in Melbourne

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