Vintage Keshi Kantha Jacket - Layers of kantha contrast stitchery blocks all over.
Short Keshi Jacket
Rich and understated.
An over-sized style kantha jacket style.
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ONE OF A KIND
Fits UK size 8-14
Armpit to armpit 71cm / 28 inches or
Fits up to 56 inch / 144cm around bust
Length from shoulder 22 inch / 57 cm
Two front patch pockets
Sleeves look great folded back to reveal the beautiful unique patterned lining.
Made from pieces of vintage kantha quilt patterns. Each with unique hand embroidery stitches.
Each jacket is unique having been recycled and repurposed from hand embroidered stitched vintage quilts, roughly between 30-100 years old.
Variations in pattern – making each jacket one of a kind.
Each jacket has its own unique kantha stitch style covering its entirety.
Made in small limited edition batches. Image above for style of jacket, and colourway.
Each jacket listed individually as these are such unique pieces.
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What is Kantha?
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