KANTHA THROW #14
Kantha is a classical type of embroidery native to South East Asia.
For as many as 500 centuries, impoverished Bengali women have taken their discarded cotton saris and have sewn them together with a simple running stitch; taking the old and reimposing it into something useful and very special. Far from trend-setting, or even artfulness, kantha was constructed originally for the most basic and practical aspiration: to keep warm.
Over time, kantha developed as a generational artistry, a craft that could symbolically impart story, desire, and well-wishing for loved ones & gift recipients. Elaborate kantha were made as wedding gifts or gifts for mothers and for generations, with stories, history and wishes weaved in, allowing illiterate women to leave an eternal mark.
All of our kantha blankets are hand-stitched in India.