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 richly coloured necklace features hand dyed (with non-toxic, safe dye- Australian actually) and hand crafted felt and silk flowers. 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. 'Spring Flower' comprises of delicately layered felt and silk flowers. The flowers have tiny beads in the centre and are 2-sided so that there is no single 'correct' way for them to hang. In addition to felt, this necklace also features heavy duty cotton thread and it is a treat to wear, offering vibrant and rich colour without the weight of other bead necklaces.