silk & cotton sari kantha blanket | badami

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kantha silk cotton sari blanket badami fair trade
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This kantha blanket is made of a brown flowered cotton sari with red accents on one side; on the other is a selected cream silk. Each blanket is unique and the fabrics have been selected and stitched with care. Made by Rebeka, she has has worked approximately five days on this throw.

size: approximately 100 x 200 cm

material: silk and cotton

These quilted kantha blankets are designed to give old saris a new life. Six layers of vintage saris are stitched together by hand with a running stitch. This Bengali embroidery is called kantha. The front and back of the blanket are made from different saris, selected to give a beautiful contrast. Vintage saris may have small imperfections, but every care is taken to patch them with a beautiful matching fabric.

The blankets are made in Bangladesh by an organisation that creates fair work for women. These women are given the opportunity to provide for themselves and their families in a dignified and fair way. This means the chances of them becoming victims of trafficking (again) decreases greatly.

Read more here on the tradition of kantha and what kantha is.
Meet the makers of our kantha quilts here.

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