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Urmila Meena ~ Vintage Kantha Quilt

Urmila Meena ~ Vintage Kantha Quilt
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So many of you have asked us over the years why we don't employ women in India. Wood block printing is for the most part a male dominated field, but it turns out women rule ... [ read more ]

Urmila Meena ~ Vintage Kantha Quilt

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$350.00
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Kantha embroidery consists of a delicate running stitch. As all things crafted by hand it is "imperfectly perfect" and there in lies its charm. Each quilt takes approximately 20 days to make. The complexity of the kantha embroidery comes from the density of the embroidery.

In this quilt, the lines are approximately 8.5mm apart making them extremely dense, exquisite examples of kantha embroidery. The end result is an heirloom quilt of breathtaking quality.

This quilt is made using 5 layers of soft cotton: the top and bottom are vintage sarees; sandwiched between them are 3 layers of soft hand-loomed cotton fabric. The front and the back of each quilt vary depending on how the sarees are sewn together, so you get to enjoy two unique looks!Each piece is handcrafted using intricately hand carved wooden blocks and is an original work of art distinguished by the work of the artisan, the particular lot of dye, and even varying weather conditions. Tonal variations are inherent to the block printing process and enhance the individuality, character and uniqueness of each creation.

Delivery Time: In stock items are shipped within 2-3 days of order placement.

Wash & Care: These bedspreads are hand quilted and should be dry cleaned only
Our Inspiration: you!
So many of you have asked us over the years why we don't employ women in India. Wood block printing is for the most part a male dominated field, but it turns out women rule ... [ read more ]
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