This kantha scarf is made of a black silk sari with small orange flowers on one side; on the other is a black sari. The scarf is embroidered with orange and blue thread. Each scarf is unique and the fabrics have been selected with care. Made by a woman who has worked approximately a week on this shawl. She has embroidered her name on the scarf in Bengali.
size: 50 x 200 cm
material: upcycled sari silk
This kantha scarf is made from vintage silk saris. Two layers of sari fabric are stitched together with a running stitch. This type of Bengali embroidery is called kantha. The front and back of the scarf are made from different saris, selected to give a beautiful contrast.
The scarves are made in Bengal, India, 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.