Black and Grey Double Size Reversible Kantha Quilt with Hexagonal Motifs
This Black and Grey cotton sujani quilt is comfortable, chic, and a rare find as very few communities make them in this style. It can even be used as a throw in your living space as a bedsheet. Made by rural women from Murshidabad, it took nearly four months to craft using free-style embroidery. The lines are made by an overall running stitch and Sarbhujakara motifs developed with a lazy daisy stitch. Young women take the time apart from housework and raising children to practice this craft. They take pride in their skills and it offers them a sense of freedom. Some teenage girls even pay for their tuitions with what they earn. Reza, an evangalist and coordinator, manages a co-operative of kantha artists. He trains them and provides them with them raw materials, designs, and customer orders. Seeing the challenges that women from conservative families faced to find jobs that their families would accept, he created a structure that gives them the flexibility to work from home at their own pace.Dimensions
90L x 108W
228.6L x 274.3WColour
Black and grey
Three layers of cotton fabric
Hand wash only. Wash separately. Dry in shade.
Hand stitched - product may vary slightly from the image.
In Bengali ‘kantha’ means quilt. Kantha is an age-old Bengali tradition of making soft quilts with old and torn sarees and dhotis. It began with women re-purposing old saris and other house cloths into several layers...View Full Collection