Tag Archives: Indian Quilts

Story of three “H” of Kantha Quilts

Happy colors, history, and hand-stitching: these three H of Kantha Quilts, creativity emerged from a reversible Kantha Quilt originated by artisans in west Bengal, India. The word Kantha, pronounced (KAAN taa), means ‘rags’ in Sanskrit. A Kantha stitch simply means a small straight running stitch in Bengali embroidery. Something about alliteration tugs at my heart. […]

Kantha Quilts – The Perfect Wedding Gift for your Loved Ones

It all began with a wedding gift. VintageKanthaQuilt, that is. Before beginning all of this, I was familiar with the inspiring work started by Sultan and his wife, and had a personal connection with the girl running its operations. I really wanted to buy one, but, living on a graduation student income with our family […]

Story Behind Kantha Quilts

Story behind Kantha Quilts

Kantha is the most prominent form of embroidery often practiced by rural women in east Asia, especially in India and Bangladesh. It is often used to make simple quilts, also known as Nakshi Kantha. The traditional form of Kantha embroidery are usually handmade or hand-woven with soft saris and dhotis,with a running stitch along the […]