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Cute Shoulder Bag – Vintage Kantha Patchwork


Beautiful fine kantha stitch in this floral pattern lovers tote.

Made in small batches to give you something unique and beautiful.



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Cute Shoulder Bag made from Vintage Kantha Textiles

Unique kantha stitched patterns and details.


Made from pieces of block printed patterns and stitched with  traditional kantha running stitch.

Each extra large shoulder bag is made from repurposed textiles.


Strong Handles

Inside slip pocket for phone and wallet

Height 60cm

Width 45cm

100% Cotton

Eco Shopping bag

All bags hand picked by Lisa and made in Jaipur, India.

Small batch production.

High quality craftsmanship

Low environmental impact


Each cute shoulder bag is unique having been repurposed from kantha quilts. Each cotton bag is one of a kind.

Made in small limited edition batches. 

The family that cuts and stitches our jackets and bags are third generation master tailors who take great pride and care in their work.

The shoulder bag has its own unique kantha stitch style covering its entirety.

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. 

Read more about Kantha stitch here


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