A lovely lightweight kantha floral quilt cover or blanket in pinks and blues, great as a kids quilt! Made from layers of cotton saree, this embroidered patchwork quilt was handmade by women in rural India using kantha stitch hand embroidery.
The Kantha Project has just launched its newest Indigo Collection!
This carefully selected range of vintage Indian kantha quilts and throws consists of just six exclusive kanthas in indigo over-dye.
These are not your average indigo kantha –
The indigo dye is dipped or printed over the original cotton saree cloth of the vintage quilt, creating a kaleidoscopic effect of motifs and patterns over existing patterns. The varied blue shades are also unique to the vintage indigo kantha. The methods and materials used to create these whimsical textiles are recycled, contributing to less waste and more re-use, resulting in an eco product.
These wonderfully dreamy quilts, in an assortment of blue shades are a new way to appreciate the kantha quilt movement. Each one is special – a one of a kind piece!
View the full collection here: Indigo Collection
Saree embroidered textiles like these are ideal as cotton quilt bedding, beach throw blankets or creative home decor – for anything from curtains, tablecloths, wall tapestries, even rugs.
Exotic Vishnu, the hippie Indian tapestry, goes well with Eastern-inspired interiors – lanterns, incense, a record of Ravi Shankar…
These light weight summer blankets are great for indoor and outdoor use. Layers of cotton saree embroidered textiles handmade into a cotton quilted throw can be used as table cover, curtains or even a picnic blanket.
Bursting with colour and energy, Surya, the Indian kantha quilt has lovely green, golden & red layers of cotton saree in a light-weight construction. Excellent as a throw, blanket, cover-up, tablecloth or curtain – with so many uses you’ll be needing more of these beautiful saree embroidered textiles!
Shop this quilt here.
Kanthas (saree embroidered textiles) are incredibly versatile, which makes them ideal for festivals. Have an unforgettable time all day and night outdoors, immersed in nature and music, camping under the stars and generally being wild and free!
Deck out your tent with vintage print kantha cotton blanket throws for an instantly homely, bright and happy hippie vibe! Wear your kantha as a cape for a unique festival get-up, or cuddle up under the stars with your bestie. Whatever the use – go with it!
These are our favourite picks for the festival season – a combination of bright, fun, soft, & light-weight, so it’s super easy to bring along, comfortable and just enough colour and a little warmth to get you through the festival season…
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VASANA’s rich, vibrant colours and eye-catching & complementary print throughout, make this kantha quilt a definite favourite at O&M headquarters. A wonderful play on warm and cool.
For more kantha stitched quilts, decorative throw blankets, saree embroidered textiles, floral queen bedding, rustic queen bedding – shop The Kantha Project.
A wonderfully patchworked purple kantha, GEETHA, has combined a minimalistic nature and bold colour on one side and detailed striped patchwork on the reverse. With a silvery border and beautiful disintegration, this example of saree embroidered textiles is one of those special pieces, very much sought after by kantha collectors.
CLOVER is always ready for a picnic amongst the clover fields… With such beautiful floral elements and gold saree detail, this one wins your heart. The perfectly complex flavours of patchwork contrast each other well – almost clashing, yet beautifully combined.
This floral quilt cover has a nice weight to it, with the patchwork, construction and design making it a truly unique cotton quilt bedding for the bohemian home.
For more decorative throw blankets, embroidered throw blankets & saree embroidered textiles, check out our store The Kantha Project.