Pishima (Applique and Katha)

SKU: SUTAHOME004

Rs. 7,000

Collections: Quilt, Suta Home

Our entire bored gang of cousins would be sitting on the sofas, letting our spines take the very shape of the backrests. Until, Pishima arrived. She was the life of our family gatherings, always smiling her infectious smile. She was the first ever diva I had known. She would single-handled take all the ten monkeys that we were to the park and yet her impeccable saree would never crease. Or maybe, it did crease but always looked perfect in my eyes. She made me want to grow up and be the woman she was. She made adulting look so effortless that it is almost a crime when I think about it now. But she is forgiven. Because she makes me want to grow old now. She makes me want my hair to turn silver, wear it in a bun and wrap jasmine flowers around it just like she does. Pishima taught me my first dance steps. And, even the best Saturday nights can’t match the fun I had with her that evening!”

This gorgeous quilt in a play of peach and brown shades is a coming together of Kantha and appliqué work on the softest,made-in-heaven mul. On the borders, the beautiful sequins on cotton add an extra touch of magic! 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 monthsto be made and every single one is hence a result of incredible patience and craft. 

 This quilt also brings Appliqué work and Kantha together. Appliqué work lends a magical beauty to the fabric with ornamental needlework bringing together pieces of fabric onto the base fabric and resulting in unique designs. Little scraps of fabrics were used to fix tears or damage to the base fabric by stitching the patches of fabric onto them. This technique was originally used to extend the life of fabrics and later evolved into an art-form by itself.

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