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Close up on Kantha Fabrics

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Close up on Kantha Fabrics

Standing in the shop having a close look at the wonderful variety of fabrics used in our colourful Kantha quilts and throws.

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Kantha Scarves with a Vintage Twist

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Kantha Scarves with a Vintage Twist

Kantha scarves are handstitched using both long and short strokes giving texture to the silk that you just want to reach out and touch. 

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Ultimate Upcycling - Vintage Kantha Quilts

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Ultimate Upcycling -  Vintage Kantha Quilts

Close up on the fabrics used by village women of Bangladesh who recycle beautiful fabrics from old saris & stitch them together to make beautiful Kantha quilts. 

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Kantha Quilts and Scarves

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Kantha Quilts and Scarves

Kantha is a type of embroidery stitching typical of rural Bengal. Village women repurpose old saris to make quilts, shawls and cushions to create a new item - what we would today call upcycling.

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