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Versatile Beaded Clothing

 

Javanese Flora Beaded Rings
Javanese Flora Beaded Rings
(Based on 10 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Rings and Pins
Indonesian artisans traded beads with Europe during the days of the Roman Empire, and the island's unique beadwork style continues to evolve over the centuries. Inspired by Java's tropical flora and exquisitely beaded formal sarongs, artisans tap into these beading traditions to create this set of ten stretchy, sequined rings in every hue of the rainbow. There is a different ring for every day and mood, or you can share with friends and family. Hand-beaded in Indonesia on comfortable elastic. Colors will vary. Set of 10.
$25.00
Indonesian Beaded Shirt
Indonesian Beaded Shirt
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

The wax-resist dyeing technique of batik has a long history in Indonesia, where it evolved into high art over the past few centuries. Using a special tool that allows melted wax to flow as if through a fountain pen, artisans trace elaborate floral designs, curlicues, and dotted patterns onto fabric. When dyed, the wax-drawn designs remain vibrant. Similar patterns are hand-drawn here using metallic paints on aqua-blue 100% cotton, with hand-beaded details. 3/4-length sleeves.

Available colors: Aqua, Rose
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$59.00
$13.99
Bali Hand-beaded Shirt
Bali Hand-beaded Shirt
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts

Trailing floral patterns that mimic intricate batik fabrics are hand-printed on this flattering short-sleeve shirt. Artisans add hand-beaded and sequined details, like those that embellish formal Balinese sarongs. The slightly pleated neckline creates a relaxed silhouette.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$59.00
$19.99
Fancy Jasper Agate Necklace
Fancy Jasper Agate Necklace
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Necklaces

Jasper, a form of chalcedony, has been used since ancient times for everything from arrow tips to official carved seals to snuff bottles that were highly collectible in 19th- and early-20th-century China. This triple strand of green, reddish, and brown jasper beads is interrupted throughout by pearls, and is inspired by the beaded necklaces that were popular in the Mandarin court of the late 17th century.


$99.00
$69.99
Giriama Bracelet
Giriama Bracelet
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

Each tiny round heishi bead on these bracelets is handcrafted by artisans who are part of Kenya’s Giriama tribe. The 24-karat-gold-plated copper beads are strung on generous elastic and paired with accent beads of freshwater pearl, multicolored Swarovski crystal, or faceted turquoise.


Available styles: Crystal, Pearl, Turquoise
$55.00
$11.99
Jasper Court Necklace
Jasper Court Necklace
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Necklaces
The color palette for this natural jasper necklace was inspired by the range of hues and earthy textures found in the central Chinese countryside. But the design comes from Mandarin court necklaces that were popular during the early years of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911). These elaborate strings of beads and charms were said to be inspired by Tibetan mala beads given to Emperor Shunzhi by the Dalai Lama. This versatile necklace illustrates how something as simple as a strand of beads can connect cultures. Natural, undyed jasper beads and gold-plated brass spacers. Handmade in China.
$65.00
Land of Five Rivers Embroidered Tunic
Land of Five Rivers Embroidered Tunic
(Based on 15 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Shirts
The Punjab region in northern India is brimming with highly creative artisans who make everything from ornate jewelry to detailed needlework bedding and fabric. This classic tunic represents those decorative arts with subtle tone-on-tone embroidery trimming the neck and cuffs and accented by a scattering of beads across the body and tiny bell buttons at the neckline. This embroidered tunic evolved from a typical Punjabi garment called a kameez, a loose cotton shirt with an airy quality to keep you cool. Made in India.
Available colors: Red, Turquoise, White
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$42.00
$5.99
Giriama Hoop Earrings
Giriama Hoop Earrings
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Earrings

Craftspeople from Kenya’s Giriama tribe create dozens of tiny copper heishi beads, which are then plated in 24-karat gold and threaded onto a 14-karat-gold-plated hoop in the U.S. The result is a classic style with added movement and texture. Handcrafted in Kenya; finished in the U.S.


$49.00
$19.99