Super Vintage Biborka Kantha Waistcoat
Faded pattern that feels like a painting. The layers of wear and beauty in this fabric are just breath taking.
SMALL Armpit to armpit 54cm / 21 inch
MEDIUM Armpit to armpit 61cm / 24 inches
LARGE Armpit to armpit 70cm / 27inch
Shoulder to hem on ALL 54cm / 21 inch
Made from pieces of vintage kantha quilt patterns. Each with unique hand embroidery stitches.
Designed for you to layer over t shirts, dresses and jackets. A super versatile waistcoat that brings with it a wealth of beautiful stitch work you will marvel over.
Giving you a piece of indian history to treasure and take on your journeys.
Free delivery on this jacket.
Relaxed boxy fit
Two front patch pockets
100% repurposed vintage textiles. Each quilt is between 30-100 years old.
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Small batch production.
High quality craftsmanship.
Low environmental impact.
Each jacket has its own unique kantha stitch style covering its entirety.
When you buy one from this batch you will get a vintage kantha waistcoat with variations of kantha stitched patterns. Being handmade no 2 are the same.
You may not get one exactly with the stitch detail in the picture but it will be similar, stitch layout may be different.
Waistcoats are a great extra layer that are extremely versatile and work hard in your wardrobe.
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.