Vintage Suzani Throw: no.3

£180.00

Vintage Suzani Kantha Throw

Size: 230cm x 165cm

A unique, hand made, fair trade throw incorporating two beautiful traditional techniques of stitching and embroidery: Kantha and Suzani. This particular piece has been made from layered vintage cotton saris, sewn together with a traditional running stitch, or ‘Kantha’, as the technique is known, and then decorated with distinctive Persian style Suzani embroidery.

Full of artisanal character and charm, each piece is a one off.

1 in stock

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Kantha’ is the name of a traditional running stitch technique combining multiple layers of salvaged material, or ‘rags’ – Kantha in Sanskrit. Kantha work originates from Eastern India, and creates a heavier, quilted weight to textiles. It’s a fully sustainable and waste free method of repurposing and reviving old pieces of fabric into new creations.
‘Suzani’ is a style of decorative needlework embroidery hailing from the tribal peoples of central Asia. It was originally produced to decorate garments and furnishings that would become part of a bride’s dowry, a representation of love, and commitment to the future marriage. I suppose you could quite literally call Suzani ‘a labour of love’