Spectacular one of a kind artisan kantha quilts made from vintage saris are hand stitched, reversible and different on each side. Some are patched, or embroidered - the colors and designs indicate their age, history and the design sense of the maker. Soft and supple, they feel delicious, the fine overall stitching is appealing to the touch and creates a subtle texture. The colors mix in surprisingly beautiful ways, some bright, some soft. Some are pieced front and back, some are one fabric on the front, some have a solid color on the reversed. All possess a rare and deep beauty. Use as a throw or blanket, or as fabric for garments or accessories.
Overdyed with natural indigo. 80-100 years old. Traditionally, kantha was an intimate and utilitarian item, made over a long period of time for use by the family; every family in Bengal had a number of kanthas for personal use. The majority of kantha was used as light coverlets during the mild Bengali winters and breezy monsoon nights.
Katherine and I have been collecting and using similar kantha throws at home, as nap throws and light summer blankets, and am delighted to offer these to our textile loving customers!
Hand wash or machine wash cold separately, air dry or dry gentle.
Indigo dyed with natural indigo
Front is whole cloth
Pieced on the reverse
Recycled fabric; made from cotton saris
56" x 71"