These are most commonly used as a throw blanket. But, you can also use it as a tablecloth or a blanket to take to the beach or park. You could even hang on a wall as art!
Kantha, meaning “patched cloth,” provides a glimpse into the thrift and artistry of Bengali women. Spanning generations and multiple variations, the art of stitching together remnants of worn saris is a work of love.
Each product is unique and often can never be replicated. A standard kantha takes 25 hours of work.
Colourful patterned sari’s dot the Bangladesh landscape, worn by women helping
with the rice cultivation, fetching water, resting in the shade, cooking the family meal, or nurturing children. Once discarded from the wardrobe, the sari’s life has only just begun. Sari’s are sourced from a wide variety of locations in Bangladesh, the sari’s are then carefully color matched and washed. Hand stitching then begins joining the 6 layers of sari cloth. Once complete, the item is washed again.
- Material: vintage cotton
- Size: approx 78" x 36" (varies slightly as each is one of a kind and hand stitched)
Basha. Where your purchase changes lives & builds futures.
Through dignified work, Basha provides a sustainable livelihood for women at risk and survivors of trafficking. Women gain job skills and the opportunity to develop into leaders and entrepreneurs in a healthy, healing environment. Each woman’s story varies, but for each her circumstances have put her at high risk of harm or resulted in her exploitation. We work with employees’ children too, ensuring the cycle of poverty and victimization is broken.
Learn more about each of the artisan's who work at Basha here