The vibrant mash of colours in this beautiful reversible fusion throw is a wonderful assault on the senses. It is handmade from vintage patchwork in the kantha tradition on one side, (derived from when women would ingeniously prolong the lives of saris by layering worn out ones on top of each other and hand-sewing them together to strengthen and re-use as bedlinen and cushions) and beautifully patterned fabric on the other. Each throw is a unique mix of old and new. Revive a tired old chair or sofa, or instantly brighten a bedroom by laying neatly on top of plain bedlinen.
Supplier Info: The family run business that produces these lovely items has been established for twenty years. They supply us with vintage cotton sari's, cushion covers and duvet covers with crazy patchwork made from old embroideries and old cotton saris. Thirty men and women work directly within the company and one thousand crafters work from home. A large proportion are from a western part of India called the West Zone where the majority of the land is very poor, infertile, desert land. All the company's employees receive wages at more than government rates. This work is much appreciated and supports a region where there is very little work available. They also support these desert people by giving them education, books and study materials for their children.
Why we love this product!
- Fair Trade
- Gorgeous unique vibrancy
Dimensions: 150 x 220cm