Vintage Silk Short Kantha Jacket
Kantha Throws: literally means, “quilt of recycled cotton rag”. Throws are made from layers of old saris joined by a simple running stitch. This produces a wonderful rippled effect. Sometimes additional layers of saris are placed between the front and back surface to make thicker garments. Traditional Kantha uses white stitching, but Mieko invented the concept of using various colors of thread to complement and contrast the patterns in the cloth. This intensifies the undulation of the stitching process.