Small Tote Bag
Unique kantha stitched patterns and details.
Made from pieces of block printed patterns and stitched with traditional kantha running stitch.
Each small tote bag is made up from up-cycled kantha stitched quilts with block printed patterns, repurposing them into a useful fold away bag.
Strong Over Shoulder Handles
All quilts sourced and made in Jaipur, India
Small batch production.
High quality craftsmanship
Low environmental impact
Each small tote bag is unique having been repurposed from kantha quilts. Variations in pattern making each cotton bag one of a kind.
Made in small limited edition batches.
The family that cuts and stitches our 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.