Indian women living in a slum learn to make jewelry.


Video produced by Sahayak with Kate Pocklington, former Director, speaking.

See Sahayak's Catalogue of Woven Jewelry

See Sahayak’s 2010 Catalogue of Woven Jewelry

Sahayak, an artisan group in India provides work for women from the slums of Delhi. The group started out making handmade cards and wanted to move into jewelry making.

Woven Black Pearl Necklace & Bracelet Set

Woven Black Pearl Necklace & Bracelet

OneMaker trained the supervisor of the group in jewelry making skills and she, in turn, trained the artisans. OneMaker also provided inspirational designs for them, woven bracelets in real garnet stones and another in pearls. The group developed other beautiful pieces, including bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, using the same weave in many other kinds of stones, including black pearl and lapis lazulis.

Woven Lapis Lazulis Necklace & Bracelet

Woven Lapis Lazulis Necklace & Bracelet

 


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