Sari and Song Hanging - Short
This darling decor combines the bright, cheerful look of upcycled sari fabric and gold tassel with the delicate chime of two handmade bells. The fusion of these art forms into this delightful product provides us with the ability to provide work for a variety of artisans, and the opportunity to present this unique hanging perfect for doorways, windows, patios, offices, dorm rooms and more. Due to the nature of these raw materials (powdered brass and copper), traces of lead may sometimes be present.
upcycled Indian textiles, iron and tin bell base, brass and copper powder coating, synthetic fabric, wood
|Item code: CRSB 118
Funds Community Development
|Dimensions: 13.5" x 2" x 2"
Note: This item is hand-made and made with upcycled sari cloths. The actual colours may appear different from the picture.
Saris have been present in Indian culture and imagery for thousands of years. Hindu goddesses of beauty, knowledge and power are depicted draped in the colorful garments, and women throughout India wear saris for many occasions. Upcycling saris reincarnates these beautiful fabrics into eco-chic fashion accessories while empowering women artisans to build sustainable livelihoods and communities.
United through the guidance of Matr Boomie's India team, small groups of women from urban slums in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh work in their homes to learn simple techniques to fashion jewelry and home décor with upcycled saris and other recycled materials. Because of the patriarchal culture, most of the women are confined to their homes with family responsibilities. The training and income provided by this craft empowers them financially and strengthens their confidence and support for their families and community.