A Vintage "kantha" blanket from India. Made from three layers of vintage saris sewn together.
approximate size: 82" x 55
Story Behind the Art:
This is a special hand crafted Kantha Quilt. This work is done in West Bengal that provides work and livelihood for women in Calcutta's slums. The entire quilt is painstakingly embroidered with thousands of small and delicate kantha stitches to create a one of a kind masterpiece!
It is reversible, can be used from both sides. Both sides have different patterns.
It is made from vintage old cotton saris, and softly quilted. It is embroidered by artisans in West Bengal.
Kantha is the ancient Indian art of embroidery which is a simple running stitch. The way in which the stitch has been used is what makes the quilt extraordinary. While making the shawls, the cloth is given layers that are kept together by the stitches. It is made in such a way that it is REVERSIBLE and can be used from both sides.