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Kantha RALLI Quilt, Women in India use several layers of fabric and stitch it together with colorful threads.
Vintage Kantha Quilt, hand crafted by artisans in West Bengal, India!
The entire background of the cloth is painstakingly embroidered with thousands of small and delicate kantha stitches to create a masterpiece !
It is reversible, can be used from both sides. It is made from Silk fabric , and softly quilted . It is embroidered by artisans in west bengal, and provides work and livelihood for women in Calcutta's slums.
Kantha is the ancient Indian art of embroidery ,actually the kantha is a simple running stitch. The way in which the stitch has been used is what makes the quilt extraordinary. While making the shawls, the cloth is given layers that are kept together by the stitches. It is made is such a way that it is REVERSIBLE, can be used from both sides.
Size is apprx 90" by 110" .
100% cotton !
It can also be used as a throw over a couch for a dramatic makeover .
Kantha embroidery is a traditional art form of West Bengal, India. It is used with immense versatility to create textiles of differnt styles and designs.
Kantha is now produced with both traditional and contemporary designs. The word Kantha means Rags in Sanskrit.
They are made from old worn out saris and dhotis, and recycled into colorful quilts or coverlets.
It took the women months or even years to finish a Kantha, by using small stitches to create a series of dotted lines , they are sometimes patched in worn areas.
The piercing and layering of worn garments in order to make a new item provides the stitchers a way to make a serviceable item from bits of cloth that were previously of no use,
thus conserving and renewing cloth
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