Kashmiri bead in blue with metal rings and daisy shaped flowers. Diameter 14mm. Hole Size 3mm

These Kashmiri beads are handmade in India, in a cottage industry set-up. The raw materials are provided to just 9 artisans, working from home with skills learned from family members who have been creating such products for generations. By purchasing these beads, these artists are offered an opportunity to sell their work, and provide themselves a better standard of living.