Beadwork by The Khoyla Sisters

〣 Location: Bhuj, Gujarat | India
〣 No of Artisans: 3
〣 Specialty Skills: Bead Weaving

"Beading is our way of life which helps give us a sense of identity. Whatever income we earn from this, we will save for the future." - Jasuben Khoyla

Gujarat, the western coastline state of India, often referred to as the "Jewel of Western India" is where we left our heart in - its food, architecture, people and scenery are what make Gujarat special.

A traditional craft that has been passed down through generations, our bead work weavers are a family of three women producers from Kachchh. Bead by bead, each pair of earrings are handwoven for at least six hours. Armed with a metal tray, beading needle and pliers, every artisan seemed to have acquired this skill for quite some time.  

One of our goals at Our Barehands is to ensure that our producing communities have a sustainable livelihood - one where they will not have to worry about theirs or their family’s next meal. It’s simple; we believe that the more demand there is for The Wanderer earrings, the more income can be generated for Jasuben and many of our bead work producing communities.

Crafted by this artisan community: