Product : vintage Kantha Quilt, a cotton throw made from repurposed cotton saris that have been layered and hand-stitched using the traditional Kantha technique. Each piece is unique and showcases a poetic mix of patterns and colours. Here bold red and green flowers sit upon a more graphic green background. On the reverse side, neutral earthy tones add contract.
Measuring 214x140cm, this product is versatile, it can be used as a decorative throw on a sofa, a tablecloth, a bohemian curtain, even as a bedspread or wall art.
A soft candy floss pink background with large pastel flowers in yellows, blues and greens, the verse side is a vibrant green with modern orange marigolds on it.
The craft: exquisite, one of a kind textiles crafted from recycled saris. Kantha is an ancient embroidery technique from India, its name derived from the Sanskrit word "Kontha," meaning pieces of cloth. Over centuries, the craft has evolved, particularly in rural areas of the Eastern Indian states of West Bengal, Orissa, and Bangladesh, where women stitch patchwork cloth from rags. The creators of these textiles skilfully transform used fabrics into works of art and craft heritage, while also providing financial independence for rural women in areas where paid work is scarce.
In detail :
Recycled cotton, stitched in cotton thread
Machine washable at 30°, no machine drying
Please be aware that the cloth used if for this product is vintage, and often has imperfections. This craft is used in order to repurpose textiles.
The women who make these products layer 3 pieces of cloth to reinforce the material, sometimes where one layer is faded or thinned, you will see the layer below, or they will patch and mend the cloth.
At Storie, we love this creative resourcefulness. If you like the idea, but you aren't sure it's your thing, do drop us a line, we can show you the product in closer detail in photos or a video call.