KANTHA THROW BLANKET

KANTHA THROW BLANKET
KANTHA THROW BLANKET
KANTHA THROW BLANKET
KANTHA THROW BLANKET

KANTHA THROW BLANKET

Regular price $62.00
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Kantha is a traditional stitch done in West Bengal where line after line of thread is stitched across the length of a recycled saree material. Our Kantha stitched blankets are 5 layers of recycled saree. Our women meticulously sort through piles of sarees to find just the right ones to use for these blankets before layering them up to send to the women who will stitch them. These blankets are not only unique and colorful, but they are amazingly soft and empower the women who make them to help support their families!

Measurements: Approximately 3ft x 6 ft

Material: Recycled Saree Fabric - You will notice that your blanket is already well loved, displaying patches and small imperfections. That is what we love about these blankets, that they bear the patches of the women who loved them first! And every new stitch tells the story of a women who is helping break the cycle of poverty for her family and community by using her skills to help provide for her family.

Kantha products you see have evolved out of a rich tradition. For many centuries, women living in the poorest regions of India and Bangladesh have produced Kantha quilts and cushions as a way to affordably reuse old sari (what traditional Indian dress is made of) fabric. In Bangladesh, old cloth is said to have protective qualities. Kantha quilts are a bit like the concept of “t-shirt quilts” we see today.
In our kantha products, layers of used saris are sewn together with a repeated running stitch to make a quilted textile that is both functional and beautiful. Complimentary patches are applied where the fabric has torn or worn thin, adding unique beauty.
Kantha products like these bear the patches of the women who loved them first! And every new stitch tells the story of a women who is helping break the cycle of poverty for her family and community by using her skills to help provide for her family.

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Amy Knight
It’s perfect!

I love this pretty little blanket. Can wrap up in it sitting at my desk. I can throw it in the dryer and heat it up for cold mornings. It’s also perfect for movie night!

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