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Decorate Your Home with Beautiful Kantha Quilt
Kantha quilts set a major trend in beddings and couch linen. These colorful quilts are an art in themselves. They are hand stitched by combining fine printed fabrics, woven together with kantha stitches. Kantha is a simple stitch that adds to the intricacy and delicacy of the quilt design, thus, giving kantha quilts a particular sophisticated and elegant look. Kantha quilting is a labor-intensive and time consuming process, because genuine ones are always handmade. Owning a kantha quilt is exactly like owning a carefully crafted piece of art, and one that has many practical and decorative uses.
A lot of people love kantha quilts because of their bright and lively colors. Their wildly intricate stitching and exotic origins also add to the charm of these beautiful quilts and drapes. Kanthas are originally from Bangladesh and Eastern Indian states, traditionally made by stitching together layers of old saris and cloth scraps, thus creating colorful masterpieces that can be used as throws for blankets and cushions. Interestingly, kanthas sport different patterns on either side, which make them excellent two-for-one pieces. They are versatile pieces that can be used in different ways than simply throwing on top of your bed:
- Kanthas drape beautifully across couches and sofas. Laying a beautifully patterned kantha over your love seat or the arm of your couch adds a touch of color and a lovely visual distraction in your living room. They also provide a light cover that you can use when the weather is a tad chilly. You can also tuck the quilt around seat cushions to give your couch an instant update without having to re-upholster the furniture.
- Kanthas are also thin enough to serve as tablecloths. Spread a prettily patterned piece across your table or fold it three-way to make a nice runner for a festive table setting. These Kantha quilts can also serve as great picnic blankets that will make alfresco dining even more fun.
- Besides kantha quilts, kantha fabrics are also used as pillow covers, adding a bohemian vibe to any home decor. You may purchase kantha quilts or simply turn your old kanthas into trendy pillow covers yourself!
- These quilts are also perfect for dressing up accent pieces like lone chairs, ottomans, and benches. Simply drape them over these accent furnishings or do an instant re-upholstering by permanently installing them on your spare seats.
About The Author
Dani Dechter is the Founder and CEO of EyesofIndia.com. Eyes of India has been sourcing and producing a wide and eclectic range of beautiful items in India since 2008. Founded from a deep love of India and its people, Eyes of India aims to deliver the most unique, original and creative works of craftsmanship and artistry. With warehouses and offices in Jaipur, India and Los Angeles, California, Eyes of India strives to choose only the highest quality pieces made with the greatest attention to detail. They hope to inspire with our selections, as well as provide additional means for artisans to sell their crafts and earn additional income.
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