Vintage Kantha Quilt with Suzani Embroidery #3
Vintage Kantha Quilt with Suzani Embroidery #3

Vintage Kantha Quilt with Suzani Embroidery #3

Regular price
$175.00
Sale price
$175.00
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Traditional recycled cotton kanthas each heavily straight stitched and then overlayed with decorative embroidery.

All vary in size. Each quilt is NOT a perfect straight edged item. Many imperfections can be found and each quilt is exceptionally unique. 

Approximate size 155x228cm.

We recommend a gentle wash in warm water to thoroughly remove any residual dye and freshen your quilt before use.

Some information on the origins of Kantha quilts:

For as many as 500 centuries, impoverished Bengali 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 possessive. 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 & gift recipients. Elaborate kantha were made as wedding gifts or gifts for mothers and for generations, with stories, history and wishes weaved in, allowing illiterate women to leave a eternal mark.