Monthly Archives: May 2018

Types and Process of Kantha Embroidery

The Sanskrit word kontha defines ‘rags.’ One legend links their origins to Lord Buddha and other gods like Brahma and Shiva who used to cover themselves with dresses made from discarded rags that were patched and sewn together. Rags unveil at Indian shrines or bind to tree limbs symbolize prayers and wards off the evil […]

An Ultimate Guide To Vintage Kantha Quilts

Kantha (KAHN-taa) quilts are showing up everywhere in designer homes. Perfect in their Imperfections, vintage Kantha quilts are a one-of-a-kind cotton textile. Craft women in Bangladesh and eastern states of India make these beautiful, delicate, patchwork quilts. The women stitch together the Kantha quilts using old saris and scraps of cloth and turn them into […]

Kantha Embroidery needs a Rejuvenation

Kantha embroidery perceived its origin in the Vedic ages — it’s close-mouthed mention has been found in Krishnadas Kaviraj’s Chaitanya Charitamrita written almost 500 years ago. As a part of ancient art, this technique of embroidery saw the exposure of many kinds of motifs and symbols. The motifs were depiction of basic natural elements such […]

Why Are People so fond of Vintage Kantha Quilts?

Why Are People so fond of Vintage Kantha Quilts? Kantha quilts arise from Southern Asia and are manufactured from old saris, layered on top of each other and stitched together. They have beautiful and vibrant colours, byzantine patterns and an abundance of embroidered running stitches. Finding yourself in fond of Kantha blankets is obvious. If […]

Usage of Vintage Kantha Quilts

Kantha Quilts Ideal in their Imperfections, Vintage Kantha throws are a one-of-a-kind cotton textile. Inspired with the history and contentment of their rich heritage, these amazingly creative and vividly coloured quilts are built by sewing together layers of old saris collectively. Kantha throws or quilts provide a fantastic kaleidoscope of colour, fully remodeling and intensifying […]