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Shoulder Tote – Vintage Kantha Fabric – The Worn Beauty

£45.00

Beautiful fine kantha stitch in this stunning vintage textile.

Gallery shows images of front and back plus close ups of stitch details.

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

 

 

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Description

Shoulder Tote Made from Vintage Kantha Stitched Fabric

Unique kantha stitched patterns and details.

IT’S A BEAUTY

Made from pieces of block printed patterns and stitched with  traditional kantha running stitch.

Each shoulder tote is made from repurposed textiles.

FEATURES

Strong Handles

Inside slip pocket for phone and wallet

Height 60cm

Width 45cm

100% Cotton

Eco Shopping bag

All bags hand picked by Lisa and made in Jaipur, India.

Small batch production.

High quality craftsmanship

Low environmental impact

DETAILS

Each eco shopper is unique having been repurposed from kantha quilts. Each cotton bag is one of a kind.

Made in small limited edition batches. 

The family that cuts and stitches our jackets and bags are third generation master tailors who take great pride and care in their work.

Each over the shoulder bag 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. 

Read more about Kantha stitch here

 

Additional information

Size

EXTRA LARGE, LARGE, MEDIUM, SMALL

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