Vintage Textile – Vintage Kantha Quilt
Beautifully made vintage kantha piece. Tiny kantha stitches on off white unbleached cotton make up the background, with parallel lines of embroidered patterns in black and red. The border is stitched with pale pink and red silk. The reverse features blues, greens, purples and some silver brocade. The piece has some worn areas on the front and a few patches but considering its age, is in good condition. These old kantha pieces are increasingly rare to find. c1950 Bengal.
Kantha is a traditional method of sewing together layers of cotton saris using a simple running stitch called ‘Kantha’. This age old method of recycling originated in Bangladesh and was an excellent way of creating quilts from pre-existing fabric. Each piece is completely unique.
113 cm x 190 cm (44.5 inches x 75 inches)