Repurposed Kantha Coat

AUD 450.00
Reds
Size: S

Our one-of-a-kind gown 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 pockets that can be pulled through to the other side, making it reversible. Each is unique, varying in pattern and colour.

Repurposed cotton sari cloth. Reversible. Kantha-stitched. Dropped shoulders. Easy long sleeves. Side pockets. Side ties. Each is unique.

Details

Hand wash. 100% cotton.
Made in India by small groups of men and women who work in collaboration with a fair trade organisation that supports them in business and marketing. Being handmade, no two are the same.
Read more about the Making of Kantha.

Size & Fit

Length for size M is 107cm. Easy fit. Below knee.
Studio model Kelia is 5ft 8in/173cm tall and is wearing a size S.

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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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