We just love Kantha Blankets!
They are wonderful for bedding, throws for sofas, wall hangings, and even upholstery.
They definitely tell a story. There are random patches (my favorite element), spots from their history, and that marvelous Kantha stitching.
“Kantha is a type of embroidery popular in eastern South Asia, especially Bangladesh and the Indian states of West Bengal and Odisha. Women in Bengal typically use old saris and cloth and layer them with kantha stitch to make a light blanket, throw or bedspread, especially for children. Kantha is still the most popular form of embroidery practiced by rural women. The traditional form of Kantha embroidery was done with soft dhotis and saris, with a simple running stitch along the edges.”