Striped Patchwork Antique Kantha Throw Bed Cover Picnic Beach Blanket
This listing is for a MINT condition, antique, cotton, patch-work, hand quilted using Kantha embroidery quilt throw bedspread or rug as shown in pictures. This is an extremely finely 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.
Special Features :
1. Mint condition, exceptionally clean and bright, vibrant colors
2. Striped patchwork on one side with a beautiful black border for a cohesive look. Extremely fine kantha, hand quilting is covered with hand embroidered geometric pattern motifs. Second side is made of a saree with printed, multicolored, vertical pattern.
MATERIAL: pure cotton.
Exact Dimensions: 64 inches width x 93 inches length .. this is sufficient to fit up to a queen size bed as a coverlet.
Weight of the quilt: ~5 lbs .. 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, hand embroidery on top of fine quilting and presence of a border - renders this kantha quilt throw suitable for use as a one of a kind picnic blanket, 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 : this quilt in near mint 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.
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What is Kantha Embroidery?
It is 400 year old art of Indian hand embroidery originated from West Bengal, India and Bangladesh. There are various types of Kantha embroidery such as nakshi kantha, running kantha etc. This quilt has been made years back using running stitch kantha.
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