Upcycled Kantha Saree Cover, King Sized. Assorted Patterns and Colours.
Kantha stitching is a traditional Bengali craft passed from one generation to the next. It involves stitching or embroidering patterns onto fabric, to create a design - sometimes it is a repetitive / running design as in our Kantha Saree Covers.
Rows of stitches is the kantha technique, straight lines or curves create the embroidery on clothing, sarees or throws ~ as in the straight rows on our saree covers. It involves stitching together layers of upcycled sarees, to create a quilt-like textile that is then decorated with intricate embroidery.
The patterns of our covers are varied as the fabric is upcycled and repurposed from the fabric industry in Bangladesh. Made of cotton, the covers are "back or front", with different colourways on each side. Patches are used to join pieces of fabrics so you will find small and larger patches combined to make up the cover.
Please note: These are indicative pictures and the colourway pictured probably will not be available. They are ever changing as we sell, so please let us know in the "order comments" section of checkout if you have a preference for colours / colourways.
If you have no preference, then please order and get a beautiful surprise.
Cotton, Assorted Colours W=183 L=203cm (72x80") Suit: King Bed or as a Throw or Picnic Blanket Fair Trade Bangladesh
As there are hundreds of little kentha stiches, the fabric / sides keep together. You would only want to machine wash when needed and sparingly.
The spelling "saree" is based on the Hindi language, which is the official language of India and one of the official languages of Bangladesh. In Hindi, the word for saree is spelled "साड़ी" (saari), which is transliterated as "saree" in English.