Our Kantha quilts are hand-stitched by the women groups based in Kolkatta from recycled vintage silk sari fabric from India. Each piece is made with two silk fabrics stitched together with a Kantha running stitches in 2 different colors, creating a subtle stripe throughout the length of the throw.
Kantha refers to the type of stitch used in the craft of embroidery. The Kantha stitch gives the sari quilts their general wavy, textured quality. Each Kantha quilt is handmade, fair trade, unique, and has hand-sewn magic and a story of many layers. It can be used in many ways around your home - a throw for a sofa or bed, they can be made into cushions, a wall hanging, a picnic or beach throw, and sewn into a variety of garments or a quilt.
It is soft and very lightweight with a nice drape. This quilt is symbolic of Indian heritage. The base fabrics are recycled saris and Indian fabrics, adding to their unique nature. It would make a beautiful gift for the home. It can add an eclectic and stylish touch to a minimal home and also suits the boho, and traveler style.