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Lengths varies because of the ribbon
Metal free clasp design
African artistic fashion inginuity
Made in Uganda
This fun paper bead necklace was an inspiration of the Uganda widows and their new life after the 20 years of rebel Koni terrorizing their lands. As part of helping them rebuild we purchased this necklace. It is an original, upcycled blue and purple paper beads are made by the Uganda women co-op by cutting used poster paper in long triangular strips. As it is rolled with a pin the paper is glued and then strung on fishing line, shellacked to make resilient strong beads made in these sustainable upcyceled jewelry pieces. This necklace is an exquisitely designed fashion statement.The clasp is a hook. Maisha means life in Swahili and this piece not only makes our African artisans life better; it brings life to every outfit. Enhance your everyday look or for special occasions Designed by Kenyan artists for MaishaÕs exclusive line makes them a unique one of a kind piece of art. Maisha jewelry pieces are the highest quality and best-valued recycled paper available on the market. "Slight imperfections" and variations of shades are signs of the fact that these pieces are handmade, not mass-produced; the tools used are basic and simple but authentic. Creating high quality jewelry is not Maisha's only concern; they are concerned about the people who make these unique pieces. The Ugandan artists who make these pieces are paid Fair Trade prices for their crafts. These Ugandan women have been able to put their children in school, feed their families and even buy land and build their own homes. Thank you for partnering through your purchases with us to bring hope, healing and prosperity to the poor in Africa. This single strand necklace is 19 inches long.
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