The braided pattern features beautiful colored strands woven together with sparkling 2mm clear rhinestone crystals and a red sandalwood seed. Tan means "weave or braid" in Khmer, the official language of Cambodia.
The Red Seed: The original red seed came from the Sandalwood tree, native to Cambodia. Sandalwood trees produce colorless pods that eventually dry up and fall to the ground. But inside these dried pods are beautiful, glossy, red seeds. To our artisans and survivors, the red seeds represent the beauty inside every survivor, and those waiting to be rescued.
Your purchase supports young women being rescued and rehabilitated as human trafficking survivors in Cambodia by providing sustainable jobs for these young women, enabling them to reintegrate into their community with honor and dignity.