Each hand made Kantha throw is 100% original and no two are alike!
The original Kantha craft process involves layering worn clothes together and binding them with variations of the simple running stitch. This process is called Kantha quilting. Even though the craft uses only one kind of stitch, it is the numerous variations and intricacy with which it is executed that make the art beautiful. Motifs used in embroidery may be geometric or very elaborate in nature. Flowers, trees, gods and goddesses make for the more popular motifs used.
Kantha is a type of embroidery popular in in the Indian Sub-Continent. It comprises of the simplest stitch in the language of embroidery - the running or "rice stitch". In Sanskrit, the word "Kontha" simply means "rags". Kantha originated from former East Bengal, present day West Bengal/Bihar in India. But now also widely practised in the Jaipur region of Rajasthan.
Kantha weaving is still undertaken by women in rural India. Traditionally, Kantha embroidery involved running a simple stitch through old saris as well as dhotis (worn by Indian women and men respectively).
We offer these lovely hands crafted traditionally made Kantha which are handmade using environmentally friendly hand block printing and natural dyes, meaning they are free from harmful chemicals or processes. We are keen to bring these ethical and traditional products hand crafted from natural materials. The block prints are made using plant and vegetable dyes with no chemicals added to the,. As a result they fade naturally over time to give that worn out look after a few years of use. Like most of our products, these are not mass-produced and they use very intricate craftsmanship passed down through the generations of these craftspeople.
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