Patchwork, Hand Quilted, Kantha Quilt, Sofa Throw, Picnic Blanket
This listing is for a handmade, vintage, cotton, patch-work, Kantha embroidered quilt/throw/bedspread or rug as shown in the pictures. This is an extremely fine quilted throw lovingly made years ago for gifting on special occasions. Each Kantha quilt is one of a kind, no two are alike. Fully reversible.The bed used in pictures is a queen size bed with pillow top mattress. Last picture of the listing shows the reverse side of the quilt.
Special Features :
1. bright, vibrant colors, varied prints and embroideries on each patch of fabric. .some patches show fading.
2. Extremely fine kantha, hand quilting i.e. high number of hand quilting stitches per inch
MATERIAL: pure cotton.
Exact Dimensions: 54 inches width x 80 inches length .. this is sufficient to fit up to a queen size bed as a coverlet (covers the top of bed but won't hang from sides).
Weight of the quilt: ~4 lbs .. almost twice as heavy as a daily use kantha quilt.
Care : Cold water, gentle cycle machine wash, hang dry. This will not shrink or bleed color if care instructions are followed.
Process of Creation: several layers of vintage cotton sarees (Indian wrap around dress) and cotton fabric were hand quilted together using Kantha stitch. Extremely fine hand quilting. Extremely high number of kantha hand stitches per inch and presence of a border - renders this kantha quilt throw suitable for use as a one of a kind yoga mat, picnic blanket, flat weave rug among other uses . It also imparts it weight and longevity. Can be used as thick upholstery fabric for sofa, chair or other home decor projects. Perfect for all seasons.
Condition : I have done my best to up cycle and restore this quilt to excellent condition. That being said, it is a vintage item handcrafted in villages of India, years back so might have imperfections such as patches from other colorful sarees, extra threads from quilted, minor blemishes etc. All this is considered to add to charm of these throws or quilts.
Rest assured, item will be DOUBLE washed before being sent to you.
Please check out my other listings. Buying more than one item in same order will automatically offer you reduced/combined shipping during checkout.
*****More information about the provenance/story of this item ********
This kantha quilt was originally part of the wedding trousseau trunk of a family member or member of my village, decades ago. Due to age, use and at times neglect, some of them had holes, stains and frayed edges. I did my best to restore it to its original state by repairing holes, using kantha hand quilting stitches. Big stains (if present) were also covered up with clean fabric patches using hand quilting.Then my daughter and I washed the smaller stains out and repaired the frayed edges, as much as possible. All of this repair and restoration work was done with my own hands using cotton threads, cotton fabric patches and needle.
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First Item: $12.95
Additional Items: $10.95
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Additional Items: $1.50
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-Packages lost or stolen in the mail will not be refunded. Please contact me if you would like to purchase insurance for your package. We will gladly email you a copy of proof of shipping (i.e. USPS receipt) or the tracking number (USA orders) upon request.
Other policies - we sell genuine, handcrafted products. Some of our products are made of vintage fabric which cannot be expected to be perfect condition. All hand crafted products are crafted lovingly and meant to be used gently. Although we use the highest quality raw material in our products, no guarantee on any product is implied or given.
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-Buyer must respond when contacted via email to help verify address and validity of the order. International orders cannot be shipped till your address and identity can be verified.
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on Sep 15, 2016
Wonderful embroidered shawl!!
Beautiful!! Very happy :)
The hand crafted vintage kantha quilt throw I ordered is absolutely beautiful. The combination of colors on the front and reverse side and the detailed hand stitching are amazing. It is even more beautiful than the photo.
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Artisans of India is a very honest seller and have great communication. They are so appreciative of positive comments. They work very hard on their beautiful handcrafted items and the colors and designs reflect the beauty of India.
I have purchased from this seller many times and have always gotten great service. I love everything I have gotten from her...tunics, bags, shawls... I get lots of compliments on the bags and am excited to get the latest one. It is just as cute in person as the photo shows.