She wiped away morsels of food sticking to my mouth as my tiny palm became an airplane and swirled around. She coaxed me to have another bite while looking at me like I was the most precious person in the whole world. That look in her eyes is how I remember Dida. All my memories of her have food playing the central role. She kept it that way, I guess. Dida became as much a part of me as the delicious food that she fed me round the clock. I always came back fatter and full of her love in my heart when I went to visit. I guess she was the only one who knew the size of my heart because she seemed to know the exact measure of love I needed till my next visit. She was the busiest woman I had ever seen, her soft pallu always trailing her around like a mighty bird following a goddess. She smiled when she cooked, she sprinkled love into the kadai just as nonchalantly as she sprinkled salt. She taught me how graceful love could look. And, in the nights, when the whole world seemed too scary for open eyes, she would wrap me in her arms and sing a little song about lollipops till I fell asleep. Dida’s love is a cocoon of protection, woven around me one memory at a time.”
This beautiful quilt in red and maroon hues has the beauty of Kantha and Sashiko coming together on layers of soft made-in-heaven mul to wrap you in comfort! You could use it as a casual throw to add charm to your interiors as well.
Length: 102 inches ; Width: 67 inches
Wash Care: Dry Wash
Fabric: Mul Cotton
Filling : Cotton Fabric
Layer : 3 Layers
Size : Single Bed
Disclaimer: The pictures are clicked in daylight. Color may vary slightly from the image due to the screen brightness.
Kantha is traditional art that originated right in the heart of loving households of the Bengal region where the industrious women upcycled fabric bits into quilts, blankets and clothing by stitching them together and then crafted beautiful embroidery patterns across the kaleidoscope of fabrics. The incredible warmth of used mul sarees was stitched together in layers with delicate stitches running all across the fabrics to hold the layers together. After finishing the household chores for the day, the women would sit together in a group and stitch away with all their love. These quilts became one with the family and more of heirloom. Our traditional kantha artisans have worked to bring that very same love of Dida/Thakuma to your homes. They have used spectacular motifs and delicate stitching techniques to create stunning art and each quilt is truly a masterpiece. One quilt takes 4 months to be made and every single one is hence a result of incredible patience and craft.
In combination with the rich art of Kantha, this quilt also has the Japanese folk embroidery of Sashiko woven into it. This is a form of embroidery that originated as a way to mend torn fabrics or to create layers of insulation for coats. This evolved into art that not just mended fabric but made it more beautiful than ever. Sashiko is known for the tessellating designs where shapes are repeated in an interlocked way to create beautiful patterns.