HAND QUILTED KANTHA DRESS
A long comfort fit dress with raglan sleeves, composed from various weight of puzzle pieced with ecru fabric where the contrasting thread hand tuck quilting/ kantha.
Kantha - hand stitching is part of the same functional embroidery genre that can be found throughout many cultures in the very familiar forms of : boro, sashiko and darning. Traditional Kantha features patches of worn textile mended together to extend the life of the fabric.
The kantha Artisans that we work with are largely located in Kutch, Gujarat. The process of working with ladies to create Kantha panels of fabric which then get made into home textiles, garments and accessories - recenters remnant fabric and also integrates remotely located communities of women into both the domestic and international value chain.
Historically quilt making has been a symbol of women’s expression and resourcefulness, arising in times and places where the shortages of cloth called for inventive salvaging of fabric remnants. Engaging kantha and patchwork as a design decision expresses a zero waste approach - making sure that each and every last piece of fabric is assigned value.
Patchwork expresses a transformational possibility offering us hope that we can turn a fractured present into something that can function again.
The smallest snippets of fabric and thread left over after patchworking are pulped and pressed into handmade paper for our notebooks, hang tags and communication.
- 46.5 inche / 118.11 cm length of the garment.
- Do not bleach
- Iron or steam with warm heat
- Separately hand wash
The product will ship with in 20 to 30 days after reception of your paid order. Delivery: All order will be delivered via Blue dart (or equivalent) in 2 to 3 business days.
However, if the product is wrongfully delivered (product doesn’t match the item in the order confirmation) or has a genuine quality/manufacturing defect then we are open to extending full refund or re-fulfilling your order. Your item(s) must be unused and in the same condition that you received it and must also be in the original packaging.
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