Brown & White Vintage Kantha Jacket
Keshi Style Jacket
Made from pieces of vintage kantha quilt patterns. Each with unique hand embroidery and block print details. Love this one in browns with mismatch pockets and sleeves in a purple pattern plus tiny pops of pink embroidery.
Up cycled kantha stitched textile quilted jacket.
An over sized kantha jacket made from repurposed kantha stitched quilts.
Armpit to armpit 74cm / 33 inch
Length 56cm / 22 inch
Fits UK size 10 over sized and up to a UK 16 more fitted.
Free delivery on this jacket.
Relaxed over sized fit
Full length sleeves. Look great folded back to reveal lovely lining.
100% repurposed textiles.
Two deep front patch pockets
All vintage quilts sourced and made in Jaipur, India
Small batch production.
High quality craftsmanship
Low environmental impact.
Each jacket is unique having been recycled and repurposed from hand embroidered stitched vintage quilts. Variations in pattern making each jacket one of a kind.
The family that cuts and stitches our jackets are third generation master tailors who take great pride and care in their work.
Each jacket has its own unique kantha stitch style covering its entirety.
Made in small limited edition batches. Image above for style of jacket, and colourway.
Each jacket listed individually as these are such unique pieces.
Order now while this one is still in stock.
What is Kantha?
Kantha 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.