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I am obsessed with textiles. Antique textiles in particular. And these Kantha quilts are my latest obsession. Their versatility makes them easy to incorporate into any decor style or theme and their rich colors and texture make them a must have in my opinion. They effortlessly add just the right pop of color, especially in more neutral decor. We personally have these all over in hour home, draped over couches and arm chairs, folded up on shelves and at the end of our beds. But to really appreciate these, is to know their history.

Kantha quilts, a centuries old tradition, are made from a type of embroidery, handmade and painstakingly hand stitched in areas of Eastern South Asia from layers of recycled sari cotton. These are highly coveted for their beauty, intricate designs and wonderful colors and textures. Each one is completely unique from the next, with endless combinations of patterns and colors. They are often thought to bring luck and protection.

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If you look closely, you can see the thousands of stitches in each quilt and truly appreciate the amount of work that goes into each one of these. AND each side has a different pattern, so it’s like a TWO for one deal! Another plus? These quilts are 100% Organic & Eco-friendly.

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The first Kantha quilt I ever bought I over paid for by quite a bit. But I had never never heard of them and didn’t know anything about them. I did know that they were beautiful and I was very much captivated by the wonderful colors and patterns. I’m also a bit of a Bohemian girl when it comes to style so these really got my attention. After I got it home, I did some research about these quilts and suddenly I was hooked. Since then, I have fallen head over heels in love with these beauties that now we source them (direct from India!) so that we can share them with everyone!

Now, don’t you want one?!

Vintage Kantha quilts

Kantha quilt

Vintage Kantha quilts

Kantha quilt

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