Kantha Quilts...

Kanthas are beautiful and one-off, antique quilts. Traditionally, a kantha is made up of many layers of cotton saris and dhotis, held together with thousands of tiny hand stitches to create a un-wadded quilt. Born from the idea of thrift and the concept of using and recycling what you have, so often used in Indian culture, each quilt is entirely unique. A lot of the kantha quilts I work with and many of the ones below also feature some beautifully embellished quilts with decorative embroidery too...