As autumn (also known as fall) rolled around in October in India, the women carried their Kantha quilts and wrapped them gently around their babies. After working all day in the sun, the warmth of fabrics sewn together is a welcome respite after sunset.
That was our first introduction to Kantha when traveling through India. The stunning mix of fabrics, a new lease on life for vintage materials in bright patterns and colors.
Inspired by the soul and practicality of Kantha, we wanted to give a new look to vintage Kantha. While working in Rajasthan on our research projects, we met amazing housewives from low-income households who said they knew how to sew Kantha. Rest was history - we bought vintage saris and we worked together to develop our scarves.
We selected 2 panels of fabric and cut them in approximately 170 centimeters long and 50 centimeters wide. And we got to work with our amazing group of ladies. The panels were sewn together using a running stitch to embroider the patterns together. In 1 months time our batch of first kantha scarves came to life.
Better yet, the women did not have to go through middle men and brokers to sell their product. They got their hard work’s worth when making these scarves.
Working directly with artisans gives us the ability to provide them fair wages and allows us to respect the artists timelines and personal circumstances.
We hope you will enjoy our 100% silk handmade vintage Kantha scarves. SHOP our Handmade Silk Kantha Collection