Kantha Small, Cotton Blanket- Forest
Small, soft and snuggly, this type of kantha blanket is cherished by many, warming laps on cold winter nights, comforting children as they fall asleep and giving a touch of character and style to a room as a throw.
Made in Bangladesh from reclaimed cotton saris each side features a different fabric. It takes hours of careful hand stitching in even and straight rows with 6 layers of vintage saris to create this beautiful piece of work. This ancient craft of kantha stitching has meant many sari's have been repurposed over the generations. We think Basha's workmanship is some of the best from its region!
The other delightful aspect is that this blanket is unique just like the woman who created it.
Dimensions: 100 X 100 cm
Colour and Pattern: We have tried to accurately capture all the colours in this blanket especially in the flat hanging rack images. If you would prefer to see more photos, please contact us, we would be happy to supply you with them.
The fabric is recycled cotton so it is soft and flexible and can have the endearing sign of fading. In areas of thinning cotton, the tradition is to carefully sew a matching patch over this portion.
Washing advice: These cotton throws can be machine washed on a gentle, cold cycle. The close stitching help maintain the shape of the cloth. To extend the life of the blanket, we suggest you limit the number of washes.
The sari's are washed before they are sewn and are washed again before shipping. They arrive soft, clean and beautiful.
This blanket has been kantha stitched by a Bengali woman who has now been restored from a high risk situation. Her signature is in the corner of the blanket. Read more about locally recognised fair trade organisation, Basha.