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Kantha Waistcoat – Vintage Indigo Ikat – No 18

(2 customer reviews)


Great layered over t shirts, hoodies and dresses or under jackets to keep cosy.

This is a really versatile piece.

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

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Vintage Kantha Waistcoat

Kantha Waistcoat

In love with our vintage white kantha waistcoats.

Made from pieces of vintage kantha quilt patterns. Each with unique hand embroidery stitches.


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 


Up cycled kantha stitched textile quilted waistcoat. 

Designed for you to layer over t shirts, hoodies, dresses and denim jackets. A super versatile waistcoat that brings with it a wealth of beautiful stitch work you will marvel over. I know I do!

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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.

Each batch of kantha waistcoats are hand picked by Lisa and her makers in Jaipur, India and made by a small team of tailors.


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 white 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.


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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. 

Read more about Kantha stitching here

Indigowares has ancient roots with modern soul.

Creating clothing with a conscience that you will treasure forever.


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2 reviews for Kantha Waistcoat – Vintage Indigo Ikat – No 18

  1. sarah y. (verified owner)

    Beautiful perfect waistcoat. I have been waiting for these gorgeous white waistcoats to be in stock.
    Ordered immediately and Lisa dispatched super quick.
    Arrived beautifully packaged in non plastic recyclable packaging.
    Wow it’s perfect , great fit , I ordered a small I’m a size 8-10 on top.
    Love white for summer and it looks fab with denim, over dungarees and dresses.

    • Lisa (store manager)

      What a fab review! thanks so much xx

  2. Janette (verified owner)

    Lovely addition to my wardrobe, just right for layering

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