In the paddy fields surrounding the city of Kolkata, is a small workshop dedicated to the art of kantha stitching. Run by 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.
Pouch crafted from leftover ikat fabric, hand kantha-stitched to several inner layers of recycled sari. Embroidered with intricate seed stitches. Hand-wrapped tassel puller.
Hand wash. 100% cotton.
Made in India. An age-old and complex technique of patterning cloth, whereby the pattern is pre-determined by tie-dyeing the yarn prior to weaving. The characteristic haziness of the pattern that emerges is a pleasing result of this hand process.
22cm x 15cm.
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