Vintage red & Off White Floral Kantha Jacket
Gorgeous vintage floral patterns with delicate neurtral kantha stitchery all over.
Free delivery on this jacket.
Fits UK size 12-18
Fits up to 68 inch / 172 cm around bust.
Armpit to armpit 86cm
Length from shoulder to hem 32 inch / 81cm
Two deep front patch pockets
Sleeves look great folded back to reveal the beautiful unique patterned lining.
Made from pieces of vintage Pakistani kantha quilt patterns. Each with unique hand embroidery stitches.
Up cycled kantha stitched textile quilted jacket.
An over sized style kantha jacket.
We have repurposed old kantha stitched quilts into individual one of a kind jackets.
Each jacket is listed individually.
100% repurposed vintage textiles.
Each batch of kantha jackets is hand picked by lisa with help from the artisan team in Jaipur.
Sourced and sewn in Jaipur, India.
Small batch production.
High quality craftsmanship.
Low environmental impact.
Each jacket is unique having been recycled and repurposed from hand embroidered stitched vintage quilts.
Each quilt is 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.
Order now while this one is still in stock.
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.