Kantha is one of the oldest types of embroidery in India and is often practiced by rural women. It is characterized by a long, running, hand-made stitch.
In Sanskrit kantha means "rags" which reflects the fact that kantha quilts are made from old clothing or repurposed saris. Two pieces of fabric are stitched together creating a lightweight quilt, scarf, pillow or throw. These double-sided quilts are generally made from cotton or silk. No two are alike.
These indian textiles are characterized by vibrant colors and their bohemian spirit. No two are alike.