100% Silk Hand Stitched Reversible Kantha Scarves can be used as a shawl, wrap, or dupatta. Kantha scarves are handmade by village artisans in Rajasthan – a heritage craft dating back centuries. Pieces of silk sarees are stitched together in a running stitch, holding the cotton in place. Available in limited quantities.
Origin: Handmade with love in India
Fabric: 100% Silk
Dry Clean Only. Do not tumble dry. Cool iron or light steam
Due to the handmade nature of this product, variations in the stitching and fabric are expected which adds to its uniqueness.
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The roots of Kantha (pronounced KAHN-taa) can be traced to Bangladesh and the Bengal region, and so Kantha can be defined as a Bengali art form.
This ancient embroidery technique has rich cultural roots that have been passed down for generations, from mother to daughter, for over five hundred years.
The origin of the word Kantha comes from “kontha” which means “rags” in Sanskrit. Over five hundred years ago, Bengali women would take discarded saris and sew them together with a running stitch to create quilts. The original purpose of these quilts was for a simple necessity – to keep warm during the cold winters.
By piling and stitching layers of old saris together, Kantha is an art that has been sustainable since the beginning