This single strand necklace with focal pendant is handmade from hand-knotted buttons, a technique and skill used for the djellaba (caftan) traditional clothing. The women of the artisan cooperative in Sefrou, Morocco, make these buttons. After which, they string them to create a three strand necklace connected to one strand behind the neck.
The Artisanat des Femmes cooperative represents women from low-income families in Khenifra, Morocco, who have joined together to establish self-sufficiency and find markets for their work. Each member learned the craft of traditional button making from their mothers or grandmothers.