Glass, aluminum, and bone beads complement hand-carved aluminum discs in this handmade necklace. Each necklace helps empower artisans in one of the poorest areas of Nairobi. Hand-dyed leather cord is adjustable up to 31 1/2". Disk: 2" dia.
Since 1989, SERRV International has partnered with artisans in Nairobi, providing a long-term trading partnership and interest-free advance payment for our orders. Through sales of their products, artisans receive a monthly income, training, and participation in a profit-sharing plan to set aside 10% of their earnings each month in a pension plan. Inspiration for new products comes from traditional African jewelry designs and incorporates beads from local family batik bone bead producers.
Artisans in Nairobi use several techniques to create their variety of beautiful handcrafts, including batik.