Reversible soft cotton quilt.
Made in India / 100% Cotton / Hand-quilted cotton batting / Purple, orange and white flower front / Orange and white reverse
Queen: 90" x 92" / King: 105” x 92”
Kantha – literally, “quilt of recycled cotton rag” – is traditionally associated with rural women of the Bengal region of India and has a long and distinguished heritage. Made from layers of discarded sari joined by simple running stitch which, typically produces a wonderful rippled effect, the uses of Kantha range from utilitarian quilts to exquisitely embroidered heirlooms. Each bedcover is made from 2 near perfect cotton saris. The inside cloth is re-cycled dhoti cloth.
One-of-a-kind / 72" x 88"
Travelling in India at the end of the 1990s, costume designer Jeanette Farrier discovered the magical textiles that the women of West Bengal create from recycled cotton saris. Exponents of the traditional art known as ‘Kantha’, these expert seamstresses fold and stitch the soft cloth into an ultra-fine quilted fabric which is warm, durable and, with its myriad patterns and colours, of great beauty. The ethos behind Jeanette’s work is that just as these wonderful textiles are valued and precious, so are the women: they are paid well and are able to work in their own homes. Today there are two villages outside Kolkata whose livelihood has been transformed through sewing Jeanette Farrier’s Kantha cloth.