Varanasi, is a city on the banks of the river Ganges in Uttar Pradesh, known for being the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism and Jainism, and cultural centre of northern India for several thousand years. Wear these earrings in honour of the many prominent Indian philosophers, poets, writers, and musicians who live or have lived in the city!
Sarus is handcrafted with love in Uttar Pradesh’s villages by craftspersons and housewives who have little or no education. SFA Studio, a jewellery company set up by Sachin and Aarti of Delhi, provide villagers with artisanal skills training and employment opportunities. The craftspersons are paid fair wages and with the skills training, have access to sustainable streams of income. Indiigo Culture, in collaboration with SFA Studio, is proud to present our first collection of earrings, crafted from resin, thread, wood, beads, and hypoallergenic metals. Sarus is named after the Sarus Crane, the state bird of Uttar Pradesh, a symbol of eternal love, devotion, and good fortune.
Details and Care
- Each item comes in a gift box
- Approximately 12cm in length, 4cm in diameter
- Resin, thread
- Nickle-free and hypoallergenic
- Metal will tarnish over time due to oxidisation, and may be easily cleaned using a metal polish
Please note that every piece differs slightly from pictured item and may have small imperfections due to handcrafting; all measurements are approximate.