Each of these jackets is an original, made from one kantha quilt each. They are fully reversible and free size, fitting up to a 16 comfortably. These jackets are wearable art pieces that reflect the hard work of the human hands that made them.
The measurements below are approximate as each jacket is slightly different.
Underarm to Underarm: 58 cm
Shoulder to Hem: 65 cm
For as many as 500 centuries, impoverished Benglai women have taken their discarded cloth scraps and sewn them together with a simple running stitch, taking the old and reimposing it into something useful and beautiful. The word 'Kantha' is derived from this running stitch and has become synonymous with the quilts themselves.
Far from trend setting, or even artfulness, kantha was constructed originally for the most basic and practical need: to keep warm. Over time, kantha developed as a generational artistry, a craft that could symbolically impart story, desire and well-wishing for loved ones and gift recipients.