Block Printed Quilted Kantha Jacket
Now in our Disha jacket style.
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.
One Size – Model is a tall 12.
Fits UK size 10 over sized – fits UK 16 closely fitted.
Bust – 58 inch/147cm – jacket width across bust.
Length from shoulder – 28 inch/ 71cm
Free delivery on this kantha jacket.
Full length sleeves. They look great folded back to feature the stitched lining.
Two patch pockets
All quilts sourced and made in Jaipur, India
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.
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.