Kantha Lines Throw

CAD 490.00
Indigo/Mid Blue
Size: One Size

In the paddy fields surrounding the city of Kolkata, is a small workshop dedicated to the art of kantha stitching. Part of a Fair Trade cooperative, the women who work here are able to practice traditional techniques and support their families. Above the workshop is a small school, where local girls are taught the techniques of stitching and tailoring. TOAST has been working with Sasha for over ten years to create garments, homewares and accessories.

Reversible throw with contrasting cotton voile sides, kantha-stitched by hand. Internal layers of upcycled sari fabric.

Details

Dry clean only. 100% cotton.
Made in India.
140 x 220cm.

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Kantha

The kantha cloths, typical of Bangladesh and West Bengal, are an ancient tradition of resourcefulness and fine stitchery. The word kantha itself derives from the Sanskrit for ‘rags’, a reminder of the humble materials from which each kantha is made.

Layers of old, discarded saris and dhotis form the kantha, held together through intricate rows of running stitch. Embroidered stitches unite the multiple layers of salvaged cotton to form an un-wadded quilt, and characterise the kantha with a pleasing regularity.

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