This piece is 100% handmade. Crafted from sustainable plantation timber it is grown, managed, harvested and replanted by the Go Green organization under the guidance of the DNER. Each bead and piece is hand cut, shaped, dyed and then polished with a natural wax based product. The beads are strung on waxed cotton cord and the finished piece is extremely light. It is handmade in Cebu, Philippines by a family owned workshop called Earthworks who have collaborated with ELK since 2004.