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Meet Anna, Textile Enthusiast

Meet Anna, Textile Enthusiast


The kantha tradition is very similar to quilting traditions found in American heritage. Clothing is repurposed and sewn into blankets, and hand-stitched together. Quilts were created out of functionality and resourcefulness but are full of artistry with exquisite patterns and fabrics. Kanthas are sewn out of old saris and hand-stitched together into blankets. In Bangladesh, the kantha stitch is taught to young girls by their mothers and grandmothers much like the quilting tradition is passed down through generations. I learned to quilt alongside my grandmother and am thrilled to share this interview with my grandmother, a 92-year-old textile enthusiast with a long heritage of quilting. Meet Anna...

Hand & Cloth's Newest: Kantha Yardage

Hand & Cloth's Newest: Kantha Yardage

Hand & Cloth brings you the kantha in raw textile form. Hand-stitched by women artisans in Bangladesh, kantha yardage is a perfect combination of bold color and texture. Available in full and half sari length yardage, it is ideal for upholstery and textile design projects for your home.