Block Printed Quilted Kantha Jacket
Classic haori jacket shape with 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.
Free delivery on this kantha jacket.
¾ length sleeves
Two inseam side pockets
All quilts sourced and made in Jaipur, India
Small batch production.
High quality craftsmanship
Low environmental impact.
Small 38-40 inch bust UK 8-10. Armpit to armpit 51cm. Shoulder to hem 65cm.
Medium 40-42 inch bust UK 12-14. Armpit to armpit 55cm. Shoulder to hem 68cm.
Large 44-46 inch bust UK 14-16. Armpit to armpit 58cm. Shoulder to hem 70cm.
Extra Large 48-50 inch bust. Armpit to armpit 61cm. Shoulder to hem 73cm.
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.
Each jacket 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.
Model is wearing a medium size.