DOUBLE SIDED SILK KANTHA THROW IN EARTH TONES
Origin: WEST BENGAL, INDIA
Materials: Silk
Description:

This double-sided and reversible silk throw is hand-embroidered using the traditional kantha stitch practised by women in rural West Bengal. Several women simultaneously work a textile peice, making every piece a product of meaningful time spent together. Stories and community wisdoms are shared in this space of gathering and colective making.  Kantha is defined by a simple but highly expressive running stitch which is used to create textiles with narratives or beautiful, abstract designs. This handmade textile has been created in collaboration with a fairtrade organisation in West Bengal, working to empower rural women in the region through the strength of their craft. 

Description:

This double-sided and reversible silk throw is hand-embroidered using the traditional kantha stitch practised by women in rural West Bengal. Several women simultaneously work a textile peice, making every piece a product of meaningful time spent together. Stories and community wisdoms are shared in this space of gathering and colective making.  Kantha is defined by a simple but highly expressive running stitch which is used to create textiles with narratives or beautiful, abstract designs. This handmade textile has been created in collaboration with a fairtrade organisation in West Bengal, working to empower rural women in the region through the strength of their craft. 

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Dimensions:

150 x 170 cm