The neckpieces in this series is unique as it is a combination of the channapatna toy craft of Karnataka and the Patwa thread craft of Jaipur. The word 'patwa' has been derived from the hindi word 'pat' which meaning silk . And those involved in the silk and cotton thread businees are called patwas.
The wooden beads have been handcrafted by artisans from Channapatna using the 200 year old toy craft of lac turnery. This is an eco-friendly craft. The colours used are natural dyes and non-toxic. The wood used , 'wrightia tinctoira' or ‘aale-maraa’ is extremely safe. Known for its medicinal properties, the wood is extremely lightweight. Please note that the colour may vary a bit from the one in the pic.
To clean use a mildly damp piece of clean cloth. Do not wash with water. All lacware products must be kept in shaded areas and must avoid direct exposure to sun. Avoid blows against hard surfaces.