Kantha is the ancient practice of using a simple running stitch to embroider old saris into cushions, blankets, and other beautiful pieces of home decor. People are falling in love with the colors and patterns, along with the recycling aspect of the art form.
Just before Christmas I added a second kantha blanket to my young collection of this art form.
Look carefully and you can see the colored embroidery thread running through the pieces of old saris, most likely worn by women in the Bangladesh region.
I like the kantha blankets better than lap quilts or throws because they’re larger. They’re perfect for summer because they’re light weight.
On a side note, I like how the cow painting in my family room looks against the dark gray walls – as opposed to when I had a light gray color in here.
The walls are painted in Moles Breath by Farrow & Ball. Hubby made the simple frame for the cow canvas.
The art and tradition of kantha is a great way to add color and texture to your home. You’ll find blankets, table cloths, cushions, and pillows in a range of patterns and colors.