This Block Printed Cotton Reversible Kantha Throw is made from the finest, breathable Indian cotton. Hand-made by traditional Rajasthani artisans in India using natural vegetable dyes.
Reversible cotton Kantha quilts are handmade by village artisans in Rajasthan – a heritage craft dating back centuries. Layers of block-printed cotton are stitched together in a running stitch, holding the cotton in place. Two skilled women can stitch around two quilts a day. A variety of designs available in single, double, and queen sizes.
Origin: Handmade with love in India
Size: 215cm x 146cm / Three Quarter
The fabric is pre-washed to avoid shrinkage.
Gentle Cold Machine Wash | Hang Dry | Cool Iron
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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Wash Kantha quilts separately.
A gentle hand-wash in cold water using a very mild detergent will keep your Haute Edit pieces looking great for years to come. Rinse thoroughly using cold water. Add a few drops of gentle fabric softener to the final rinse. Press the water out of the fabric by rolling it in a towel. Don’t wring or twist the material, as it could lose its original shape. Hang the wet garment and allow it to air dry completely. Steam only when absolutely necessary using a cool iron with a press cloth between the iron and the fabric.
For machine wash, select delicate/hand wash cycle with the temperature at cold to 30°C.
Do not tumble dry.
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, poor 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