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Tote Bags – Vintage Kantha Patchwork


Beautiful combination of fine vintage kantha stitched patterns.

Each one is unique. Images show front and back of bag.

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


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Stunning Tote Bags Made From Vintage Fabrics. Each one is one of a kind.

Unique kantha stitched patterns and details.

Beautiful mixed floral patterns.

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

Each tote bag is made from repurposed textiles.


Inside slip pocket for phone and wallet

Strong Handles

Extra Large Shoulder Bag

Height 60cm

Width 45cm

100% Cotton

Eco Shopping bag

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

Small batch production.

High quality craftsmanship

Low environmental impact


Each extra large tote bag is unique having been repurposed from kantha quilts. Every 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 tote 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


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