When I scraped my knee trying to climb that forbidden ladder near the water tank, Thakuma tended to the wound while distracting me with tales of her own mischief from childhood and it became the first of many secrets that we shared. I was always the privileged elder grandchild, who got to spend the most time with her, getting to know how she was the only English speaking girl in her village who would entertain the people with her spelling skills, sometimes reading their Telegrams for them. That little girl that she was would go on to make a home in the city that will remain the centre of the universe to our family for many generations to come. She would become the beautiful thread that wove all of us together and created this little world of laughter, joy, warmth and a brand of crazy that we could call our own! “
This gorgeous quilt in a play of brown and beige is a coming together of Kantha and appliqué work on the softest, made-in-heaven mul. You could use it as a casual throw to add charm to your interiors as well.
Length: 83 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.