Kantha embroidery has been practiced for centuries by women across regions of northern India and Bangladesh in quilt making, bed throws, and in pillow work and shawls. Kantha stitching exhibits a free-form wavy effect and is used to fuse together recycled material from saris, patches of cotton and discarded fabrics.
The result becomes a wildly colorful and truly unique textile. A singular expression, all embroidered together to articulate the many themes of everyday life in a rural south Asian village. The craft is often practiced within a tight circle of women and becomes a wholesome, collective endeavor. One work of art made from many hands.
We're excited to celebrate the art of Kantha by offering our limited edition Kantha Balloon Tote. Each oversized bag is one-of-a-kind in color and style finished with signature Kantha thread work using vintage blankets, old Indian paise coins and beaded antique mirrors. An interior compartment and zipper-secured interior make it a great go-to for a day in the park or a night on the town.
See the Kantha Balloon Tote Collection > HERE.
Photos by Parekh Bugbee