Nothing better than cuddling up in a warm Kantha quilt by candle light this holiday season. Check out our selection of throws and blankets by @bashaboutique for you or as a gift for a loved one. #kanthahome#kantha#kanthaquilt#blankets
The mesmerising geometric design that spreads all over the Pochampally or Pochampalli Ikat sarees is a stand-out feature and the most telling sign of this saree; also Pochampally is smoother than other ikat fabrics and isn’t quite as heavy. These days you can also look for the GI tag on Pochampally ikat sarees. (Ikat, essentially refers to the technique of weaving). Ancient Ikat weaving centres in India were along Gujarat and Odisha. Today, most of the weaving takes place in Pochampally village, Telangana State, India... and the popularity journey of the weave has taken the skilled weavers of Pochampally to Bangalore town too.
Uniqueness of Pochampally Ikat lies in the weaving technique which involves first colouring the warp and weft threads and thereafter weaving them together into an intricate uniform pattern – this is globally known as double ikat. The fabric used is cotton or silk.
The minute detailing gives this weave a very captivating effect and the art has also won the tag “iconic saree weaving cluster of India” in UNESCO’s (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) tentative list of world heritage sites.
Starry Eyes - PRODUCTION #teamthuy ☺️ I met Thuy at her fabric stall at one of the markets in Saigon in 2015. She is a brilliant business woman and a ball of energy! She works with a team of tailors and they are the makers of the latest collection of beautiful Starry Eyes garments. I know my way around the busy market but there is always someone from her team that leads me back to Thuy if I get lost! Can’t wait to go back soon!! 😃
Starry Eyes - PRODUCTION #teamthaoanh ☺️ I got in contact with Anh and her team of tailors through my friend Uyen and I have worked with Anh since the Starry Eyes startup in 2015. These women are so talented, very warm and welcoming. It always makes me so happy when I arrive with my fabrics and we sit on the floor, drinking tea and use google translate on Anh’s ipad 😍 Wonderful people! 💓
Starry Eyes - PRODUCTION
#teambali ☺️ I am lucky to get to work with some brilliant people. In Bali, the garments are made at a small family owned factory in Denpasar. I usually go there myself to supervise the production but haven’t been back to the Island of the Gods in a while. I can’t wait to go back soon and work with the Desak family again!🙏🏽
What a wonderfull picture, part of a vintage silkorgandi sari. With embroidered paradiesbirds.
Because of the age the fabric is fragile.
Yet perfect for applique work, felting work and and and
Phantasy is without limits
Find this beautiful vintage sari at my shop.
W R A P P I N G
Don’t you just love receiving a gift that is beautifully wrapped? I know I do. Here is the thing though... wrapping paper, tape and all the trimmings are pretty wasteful. Here is an alternative for you. Inspired by the Japanase art of Furoshiki (fabric wrapping) I am offering vintage Sari wraps. Cut out from beautiful silky Sari’s, there are 3 sizes to choose from depending on the size of your present and how much “flounce” you like :) * large square approx. 85x85cm €3
* medium square approx. 45x45cm €2
* Saari ribbon. 25cm wide x at least 3 meters long. Great to add something to already pretty boxes or cut up to use for smaller items. €5
There are a few ways to wrap, I will show you a couple of options over on stories.
This is a very special way of wrapping your presents this Christmas. The wrapping becomes part of the gift as it can be reused as a scarf, hair tie or as wrapping for the next time:)
I will have a bunch of the different sizes with me at @strandhillpeoplesmarket tomorrow. I will also list these on Etsy and you can DM me directly.
Our Kantha quilts come in a variety of sizes and colors. All handmade by women at risk or rescued from trafficking in Bangladesh through our partner @bashaboutique Visit Kantha Home today and pick up a great gift for someone you love this holiday season.