Kantha style of quilt originates from the Eastern states of India. We locally call this quilt as Bengali gudri. Traditionally women would hand-sew layers of old saris that needed another use after the off cuts of saris became abundant. As you can imagine, Kantha blankets or quilts are made of an array of colours and patterns with visible stitching as part of the design. Each original old kantha quilt is totally unique – you really can’t find two alike!
Each quilt or blanket is made of layers of thin saris, so they provide enough warmth to be used as a bed cover as well as a throw over a sofa or chair.