Old beads - New look
This bracelet is handmade by skilled craftswomen in Nepal. It is made with re-used glass beads from necklaces originally worn by women of the Bonda tribes from Odisha, India. They typically wear dozens of glass bead strings as their main form of clothing.
The old glass beads were worn for decades by Bonda women. The Bonda are tribal people who currently live in the hills of Odisha in India. Bonda women only wear a loincloth. Their torsos and heads are covered in strings of colourful beads.
The women from Beads for Life (Nepal) re-use the old glass beads from these strands to make the bracelets. The beads are strung on new cotton threads. The knotted sliding closures in the bracelets makes it suitable for almost every wrist. They measure 16 - 22 cm.
The bracelets are packed on a display card of handmade paper.