Artis Altai, located in Mongolia in the heart of the Gobi Desert, is an artisan's workshop that provides employment opportunities for women who have little or no income. Artis Altai combines traditional felt making expertise, used since the time of Genghis Khan, with innovative contemporary craft designs. Every purchase contributes directly towards improving the living conditions of women and their families while offering hope, confidence and dignity through professional activity.
This colourful and fun 'Amaralt' necklace features hand dyed and hand crafted felt beads. It has a drop of approximately 45cm. The design cleverly includes a felt bead at the top of the necklace which can be moved within a space of 10cm, enabling the wearer to alter the length of the necklace. Amaralt is a fun design featuring striped, cube shaped beads reminiscent of 'licorice allsorts' lollies. In addition to felt, this necklace also uses heavy duty cotton thread and tiny cube shaped silver beads which combine to add interest whilst allowing the colours to shine. It is a treat to wear, offering vibrant and rich colour without the weight of other bead necklaces.