Blue Kantha Stitch Keshi Style Jacket – Midi Length
Our best selling classic haori jacket shape with delicate kantha stitched details.
Wear with your fav jeans and a tee shirt, over a simple shift dress or dress up with a simple white shirt and linen slacks.
Made from pieces of block printed ajrakh patterns and kantha stitched with a delicate running stitch.
Quilted kantha patterned jacket.
This quilted jacket is made up from up-cycled kantha stitched quilts with block printed patterns.
Fits UK size 10 over sized – fits UK 14 closely fitted.
Bust – 58 inch/147cm – jacket width across bust.
Length from shoulder to hem – 27 inch/ 69cm
MEDIUM / LARGE
Fits UK size 14 – 18. See measurements below.
Bust – 68 inch/172cm – jacket width around bust.
Length from shoulder – 27 inch/ 69cm
Free delivery on this kantha jacket.
Full length sleeves. They look great folded back to reveal the stitched lining.
Two large front patch pockets
Small batch production.
High quality craftsmanship
Low environmental impact.
Each jacket is unique having been repurposed from kantha quilts. Variations in patchwork pattern making each jacket one of a kind.
Made in small limited edition batches. Image above for style of jacket, block print and colourway.
The family that cuts and stitches our jackets are third generation master tailors who take great pride and care in their work.
What is Kantha?
Kantha stitch is a style of stitching found in Indian embroidery, traditionally found in Bangladesh, Bengal, Odisha and Tripura.
Classically created originally by stacking old saris onto each other and hand stitching them together using a simple running stitch to make a thin cushioned layer. Traditionally Bengali women layered together old discarded saris and clothing with the simple kantha style stitching to make a bedspread or bed cushion.
Kantha stitched embroidery is one of the most important textile arts in Eastern india. It can be traced back 500 years as a way the Bengalis recycled old saris, dhotis and household textiles. By using the kantha technique they up-cycled their old textiles into quilts for warmth and comfort. Even the yarn used to make the embroidery was salvaged from the other textiles and clothing.