Kantha Stitch Kimono Style Jacket with Block Printed Artisan Pattern
Clean kimono style jacket shape with kantha stitched details.
Made from pieces of hand printed indigo kantha quilt patterns and hand stitched with indigo and white running stitch.
Kimono style quilted jacket – Kiru Design
The Kiru jacket is a kimono style jacket made form up-cyclced stitched kantha quilts with block printed patterns.
Free delivery on this jacket.
Relaxed fit kimono style
¾ length sleeves
Two inseam side 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 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 style stitching covering its entirety.
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.
Model is wearing a medium size.
Small 36-38 UK 8-10
Medium 40-40 UK 12-14
Large 44-46 UK 14-16