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This kantha scarf is made of a purple pink flowered silk sari on one side; on the other is a flower design on a sea green background. 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.

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

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