Our lovely one-of-a-kind handmade beaded necklaces were made by the semi-nomadic Narikuravar tribal community in Southern India. Each piece is meticulously handmade using small rainbow glass beads and copper wire and is truly one-of-a-kind. They can be worn solo or layered with other necklaces in the same or different colours and styles.
This indigenous group of people has faced discrimination against them since ancient times, primarily because of their nomadic lifestyle and consumption of animals, considered taboo by Hindus and upper-caste communities within India. The gypsy communities of India sit at the absolute bottom of society, even below the caste system. Poverty, illiteracy, diseases and discrimination are the major issues that confront the Narikuravars. Girls within the community are often married off directly after they menstruate and can become mothers as early as 14 years old.
By purchasing this item, you are helping to empower and provide ongoing employment income for the women and the Narikuravar community who make these beautiful handmade products.
Necklace length: 33 Centimetres laid flat
Materials: Copper wire, Red glass beads