silk sari kantha scarf | sakha

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This kantha scarf is made of a blue sari with a very fine leaf pattern on one side; on the other is a golden brown sari. Each scarf is unique and the fabrics have been selected with care. Made by a woman who has worked approximately one day on this scarf.

size: 35 x 190 cm

material: upcycled silk

This sari kantha scarf is made from vintage 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. Vintage saris may have small imperfections, but every care is taken to patch them with a beautiful matching fabric.

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. 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 scarves here.

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