Mint, Kantha Picnic Blanket Throw, Hand Embroidered Geometric Motifs
This listing is for a vintage, soft, near mint condition, cotton,hand quilted using Kantha embroidery quilt throw bedspread or picnic blanket as shown in pictures. This is a finely quilted throw lovingly made years ago for gifting on special occasions. Each kantha throw is one of a kind, no two are alike. Fully reversible.The bed used in pictures is a queen size bed with pillow top mattress.
MATERIAL: 100% pure cotton.
Exact Dimensions: 54 inches width x 76 inches length
Color and Pattern Details:
One side - Yellow-Pink colored with multicolored needlework (hand embroidered) geometric patterns on top of extremely fine hand quilting. This side also has finely quilted border with multicolored motifs.
Second side - green-red check printed fabric on reverse side.
Weight of the quilt: ~4 lbs
Care : Gentle machine wash in cold water, hang dry in shade OR dry clean. This will not shrink or bleed color if care instructions are followed.
Process of Creation: layers of vintage cotton sarees (Indian wrap around skirts) are hand quilted together using Kantha stitch. To make this throw more special than daily use kantha quilts, extremely fine quilting was done to the quilt. Geometric, needlework patterns done on top of quilting. Extremely high number of kantha hand stitches per inch augmented by geometric motifs renders this kantha quilt throw also suitable for use as a one of a kind picnic blanket, bed side, flatweave rug, summer blanket among other uses. It also imparts it weight and longevity. Perfect for all seasons.
Condition: very clean, no holes or big stains. Still this is a vintage textile , minor imperfections such as patches from other colorful sarees, extra threads from quilting, minor blemishes etc. may exist and are considered to add to charm of these throws or quilts.
Rest assured, item will be double washed and restored as close to its original glory as possible before being sent to you. Items have been stored in a smoke-free home and although I love pets, I don't have one.
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*****More information about the provenance/story of this item ********
This kantha quilt was originally part of the wedding trousseau trunk of a family member or member of my village, decades ago. Due to age, use and at times neglect, some of them had holes, stains and frayed edges. I did my best to restore it to its original state by repairing holes, using kantha hand quilting stitches. Big stains (if present) were also covered up with clean fabric patches using hand quilting.Then my daughter and I washed the smaller stains out and repaired the frayed edges, as much as possible. All of this repair and restoration work was done with my own hands using cotton threads, cotton fabric patches and needle.
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Other policies - we sell genuine, handcrafted products. Some of our products are made of vintage fabric which cannot be expected to be perfect condition. All hand crafted products are crafted lovingly and meant to be used gently. Although we use the highest quality raw material in our products, no guarantee on any product is implied or given.
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on Sep 15, 2016
Wonderful embroidered shawl!!
Beautiful!! Very happy :)
The hand crafted vintage kantha quilt throw I ordered is absolutely beautiful. The combination of colors on the front and reverse side and the detailed hand stitching are amazing. It is even more beautiful than the photo.
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Artisans of India is a very honest seller and have great communication. They are so appreciative of positive comments. They work very hard on their beautiful handcrafted items and the colors and designs reflect the beauty of India.
I have purchased from this seller many times and have always gotten great service. I love everything I have gotten from her...tunics, bags, shawls... I get lots of compliments on the bags and am excited to get the latest one. It is just as cute in person as the photo shows.