Embroidered Vintage Kantha Quilt


This beautiful Kantha quilt/throw from Rajasthan. One side features three panels of lovely muted blues, creams and browns with red and black hand-embroidered stripes. The other side is predominantly cream and beige. It is in good condition and is a unique character piece that would look super draped over a sofa or placed at the foot of a bed. Look good anywhere!

Kantha is a distinctive style of domestic embroidery in India that evolved from the traditional village practice of making sure nothing went to waste. A simple running stitch, called gudri, is used to bind layers of old cotton saris to make soft warm blankets. This involves thousands of small hand-stitches and part of the charm is the variation in the stitch reflecting the mark of the artisan creating it. 

This Kantha (which means ‘old cloth’) is a vintage piece that has been carefully chosen. No two are alike and this upcycled piece is fully reversible and will hold up well to daily use. Because it is vintage there may be small imperfections, irregularities and marks. It is 100% cotton and can be machine-washed with cold water, separate, on the delicate cycle or it can be hand-washed. Line dry. Do not bleach. It can also be dry-cleaned. 

Postage available or pick up from Willunga SA, or Adelaide Eastern Suburbs

It's  221cm x 167cm