Handmade small vintage kantha throw - yellow & purple
A beautiful one of a kind small kantha throw, handmade from vintage cotton cloth from Bangladesh. This wonderful throw can be used in a variety of ways, from decorating a bed or a table to making a statement wall hanging. The throw would make a meaningful addition to your home, with the name of the artisan who made the throw hand stitched into the corner of the piece.
Kantha is a type of embroidery typical of eastern South Asia, especially in the Indian states of West Bengal and Odisha, as well as Bangladesh. Women typically use old saris and cloth and layer them with kantha stitching (small straight running stitch) to make a light blanket, throw, bedspread or cushion cover.
This particular Kantha item is from Basha Boutique in Bangladesh where items are handmade by women at risk and survivors of trafficking. Basha strives to create alternative opportunites for these women, through the sales of life giving one of a kind items, such as this throw. By making these products, more women are given the chance to escape degradation and poverty.