White Kimono Jacket, Block Printed with Artisan Patterns
White kimono jacket style with kantha stitched details running through the indigo block print patterns on white cotton background.
Made from pieces of hand printed kantha quilt patterns and hand stitched with indigo and white running stitch.
White kimono jacket with quilting detail – Gen Design
The kimono jacket is a casual over sized design made from up-cycled stitched kantha quilts with block printed patterns.
We have only made 4 of this design.
For reference model (emma) is a size 12 and wearing a size small in the pictures. It is designed to look slightly over sized.
Free delivery on the white kimono jacket.
Relaxed over sized kimono style
Full length sleeves that can be rolled up to reveal the beautiful stitched lining.
Two deep inseam side pockets
All quilts sourced and made in Jaipur, India
Small batch production.
High quality craftsmanship
Low environmental impact
Each white kimono jacket is unique having been repurposed from kantha quilts. Variations in pattern, making each jacket slightly different and one of a kind.
Made in small limited edition batches. Image above for style of kimono jacket, block print and colourway.
The family that cuts and stitches our kimono jackets are third generation master tailors who take great pride and care in their work.
Each jacket has its own unique kantha style stitching covering its entirety.
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.
Model is wearing a size SMALL. This jacket also looks great worn a size too big to give it that borrowed over sized look.
We have only made 4 of this style – all size large
Small 36-38 UK 8-10
Medium 40-40 UK 12-14
Large 44-46 UK 14-16
Extra Large 46-48 UK 16-18