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Overdyed Repurposed Kantha Jacket

AUD 545.00
Provence Blue
Size: XXS/XS

Our one-of-a-kind jacket is kantha-stitched and sewn together from repurposed cotton saris by women who are part of two Indian cooperatives. Cut to an easy dropped-shoulder shape with side-tie fastening. Each is unique, varying in pattern and colour.

Repurposed cotton sari cloth. Kantha-stitched. Dropped shoulders. Side ties. Each is unique.

Details

Dry clean only. 100% cotton. 
Made in India.
Made in India from recycled cotton saris, hand stitched together using Kantha needlework – a running stitch typical of West Bengal. The small groups of men and women who make these items work in collaboration with a fair trade organisation that supports them in business and marketing. Because the saris are sourced individually and hand stitched, no two pieces are the same.

Size & Fit

Easy fit. Length: Low hip. Sleeve: Bracelet length.
Studio model Nova is 5ft 9in/175cm tall and is wearing a size XXS/XS.

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The Art of Kantha

Kantha, a traditional craft originating in Bangladesh and West Bengal, embodies a rich history of resourcefulness and fine stitchwork. Through intricate rows of running stitch, salvaged cotton from saris and dhotis are brought together to find new life as un-wadded quilts. The word ‘kantha’ is derived from the Sanskrit term for 'rags', a reminder of the repurposed materials from which each piece is crafted.

For generations, women have passed down the art of kantha stitching within their families, creating a tradition that blends practicality with sentimental value. They will often develop their own signature stitch, making every kantha a unique expression of the maker's skill and creativity. The artisans take pride in their unique creations and no two kanthas are ever alike, with designs ranging from geometric to highly decorative.

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