Tag Archives: Kantha Blankets

What is Kantha Quilting?

If you have browsed into our shop – vintagekanthaquilt, it is quite likely you have heard word “Kantha”.  Maybe you heard by different names of it like “Kantha Blanket”, “Kantha Throw”, “Kantha Quilt”, ”Kantha Shawl” ,” Kantha Cushion Covers” or even “Kantha Scarf”.  You might even perceive these colorful and alluring embroidered textiles but may […]

What is Kantha?

history of kantha

With countless blankets that we refer to as “kantha throws”, “kantha quilts“, “indigo kantha”, or “kantha blankets“, you might simply awe, what is kantha? Know more about – History of Kantha – Kantha (simply means : “patched cloth”) refers to both the tradition of producing these unique, colorless quilted blankets (making something useful and alluring […]

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 […]