why this product

The purchase helps in the socio-economic empowerment of the women survivors so they can live a meaningful life with dignity and freedom.

use & care

Dry cleaning only.

production & design

Hand Stitched by the women groups and survivors rescued from trafficking.

about the designer

Vintage Kantha Silk Scarf

$65.00
OMSutra from New York, NY
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Shop ethically, fairly traded and sustainably produced Kantha Silk Scarf handmade by women who are at-risk or survivor from human trafficking. This reversible Vintage Kantha scarf made of Indian silk saree fabric is one of its kind. Embellished with an intricate hand embroidery stitch in Kantha style make it look really beautiful.It is made by the women survivors by fusing 2 pieces of fabric which are then sewn together in a running straight stitch called as Kantha. * Use Drape it as a scarf, a wrap, a stole, or use the fabric as a throw or any way you wish to use. * Measures: Length 235 x Width 88 cm * Material - Vintage Sarees Silk Fabric and Kantha embroidery by cotton thread. * Wash Care – Dry cleaning is recommended or else Hand wash with mild detergent in cold water. Do not tumble dry.

More Details

The Kantha stitched textiles from different parts of India are a well-known folk textile art and one of India's most prized textile traditions. Kantha stitching has its roots in ingenuity and the culture of women.Women's sarees were salvaged, cut and layered and the thread from the colored, embroidered borders of the used garments was pulled free from the rags and used as embroidery threads for quilted work, the border threads usually being black and red, blue and red, and sometimes yellow, orange and green. Quilted scarves are embroidered using a running, stem and satin stitch, these scarves are constructed of 2 layers of saree fabric. The Kantha scarf is stitched by women, and the variety of motives and patterns employed by these women calls up the rich cultural history of Eastern India as well as the individual voices of the women who made these scarves. It gives the message of social consciousness in the way the scarves are designed, leftover waste saree materials are used and how the villagers are empowered. It touches the lives of people involved so that they are nurtured and evolve along with the business too.

  • Materials: Vintage Sarees Silk Fabric and Kantha embroidery by cotton thread.
  • Ingredients: Silk
  • Technical Specifications: It Measures Length 235 x Width 88 cm
  • Product Dimensions: H 0.0 Inches x W 18.0 Inches x L 72.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000274863

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  • We accept complimentary returns within 14 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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