Silk. Approx. 82"L x 19"W.
Kantha is a type of embroidery craft practiced in South Asia, characterized by repurposing old garments using simple hand stitching. The tradition is hundreds of centuries old.
Bengali women take their discarded cloth scraps and sew them together with a simple running stitch; taking the old and repurposing it into something useful and protective. Far from trend-setting, or even artfulness, kantha was created originally for the most basic and practical purpose: to keep warm.