Fair Trade Afghan Lapis Necklace

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Fair Trade Afghan Lapis Lazuli Necklace

This Fair Trade Afghan Lapis Lazuli necklace weighs 117.6g and measures 17 inches long and approximately 1-2 inches wide. This entirely hand-made Fair Trade Afghan necklace incorporates 100 strands of cotton-strung, very finely hand-carved lapis lazuli Artisinal barrel-beads, measuring 1x1.5mm, graded 'rich royal-blue' color. These vividly colored strands are attached at both ends, complemented by elongated tassels for attachment behind the neck. Women in war-torn Afghanistan are working hard to make a better life for themselves through crafting ..More

This Fair Trade Afghan Lapis Lazuli necklace weighs 117.6g and measures 17 inches long and approximately 1-2 inches wide. This entirely hand-made Fair Trade Afghan necklace incorporates 100 strands of cotton-strung, very finely hand-carved lapis lazuli Artisinal barrel-beads, measuring 1x1.5mm, graded 'rich royal-blue' color. These vividly colored strands are attached at both ends, complemented by elongated tassels for attachment behind the neck.

Women in war-torn Afghanistan are working hard to make a better life for themselves through crafting beautiful jewelry pieces. There are currently a great number of non-governmental organizations working with women, many of whom are disabled, in Kabul, Qarabagh and Wardak provinces in Afghanistan. They provide short term training programs in tailoring, handicrafts and jewelry design. Shaima Shafaq, the woman who hosts a Kabul workshop in her modest home, was wounded after being shot by an Afghan soldier. This near fatal experience inspired her to create opportunities for other Afghan women who became victims of war. Artisans from different countries of the world are pursuing similar humanitarian projects to help tribal people worldwide sustain their culture and to preserve and improve their quality of life. They use materials that are often recycled, reclaimed or sustainably harvested, imbibing materials such as Coconut, Exotic Hardwoods, Seeds, Shell, Horn and Bone of beautiful traditional art designs.

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Center Stone Details
Stone:Afghan Lapis Lazuli
Cut:Barrel Bead
Carat Weight: 100 Strands
Color: Rich Royal-blue
Clarity: NA
Other Stones
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Item Details
Measurements: 15in(L) x 1-2in(W)
Weight:117.6g
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