Tag Archives: Vintage Quilts

Hundreds of New Kantha Quilts are now available

Buy Online Kantha Quilts

Pronounced KAHN-taa, this mode of quilt originates from the Eastern states of India, West Bengal. Traditionally in this region, women would hand-sew layers of old saris that needs another use after the off cuts of saris became abundant.  As you can imagine, Kantha blankets or quilts are made of an array of colours and patterns […]

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 […]