Amongst the dense rain forests in the lower Himalayas of the north east, clusters of tiny hamlets make a living by ingeniously carving natural bamboo into humble ornamentation. Designed by themselves down generations they merely capture nature's glory, in all humility. From the foothills of the eastern Himalayas nestled around the dense forests of Sonajhuri, clusters of hamlets have excelled in the art of creating jewellery out of seeds of trees, fruits, flowers, etc. all residues of mother nature.Originally created to embellish themselves, living on the edge they now make available their wear to enable and sustain their very livelihood. Balancing the combination of seeds, blending their natural shades and hand colouring individual seeds with colour dyes made of locally available plants, stones and such other, their ingenuity and creative skills could place them at the hottest fashion rendezvous in the world! As rare as the artisans, are their pure and natural creations, hand crafting just those few pieces that can be made in a week, to sell and survive the next. These humble yet precious ornaments that you may adorn can never be recreated, as the seeds, colours and their assemblage change at the dawn of each new day. Refreshing, individualistic and so caring.
Dimensions: 5 cm Length
Weight: 4 g
All products are made by local artisans and are genuine in their claim of their intrinsic materials, be it silver, oxidised silver/German silver, precious/semi-precious stones, seeds, beads. Any variants are merely acts of omission as each product is hand-made and therefore not standard, making it virtually impossible for any standard verification. While Soil of India has studied in depth the source and its authenticity, customers may purchase items based on the guidelines listed above.
Store in a dry place wrapped in muslin or soft cotton with moisture trapping agents. Avoid washing directly under water, though wiping with a moist paper towel and air drying before storing is recommended. Always check for any reactions upon wearing jewellery directly on an exposed area. The reactions vary largely from person to person.