This mini vintage cotton kantha throw is the perfect size for your sofa or armchair, to use as picnic or children's play mats or for keeping warm during colder months. Repurposed saris, layered and combined with straight even rows of hand stitching known as kantha. Bright colours, bold prints, and unique pairings ensure no-one else has a blanket exactly like yours.
Stitching is sharp and bold with each piece carefully edged by hand with a blanket stitch. The word kantha means patched cloth and Bangladeshi and Northwest Indian women have made quilts like this for centuries. Kantha throw quilts are six superimposed layers of vintage saris, carefully hand-sewn with neat rows of contrasting thread to form a beautiful finished quilt or throw. Each item is made from 100% reclaimed vintage cotton sari cloth. This blanket was stitched in approximately 11-12 hours (1.5 days) by hand (depending on experience).
Approximately 100 x 100cm (39 x 39in), roughly one quarter of the size of a full sari
A gentle wash and line drying are recommended to maintain the vibrant colour and texture of your cotton kantha product.
This blanket was made by Basha for Shakti.ism. This social enterprise breaks the cycle of poverty for women in Bangladesh. In addition to secure employment, the women receive additional benefits including subsidised medical care, life skills classes and free on-site nursery school for their children. Buying a kantha quilt gives these brave women the chance to leave behind past traumas and social stigma and develop into leaders and entrepreneurs. Every single purchase from this collection changes lives & builds futures.