Kantha is an incredibly old technique that originated in Bangladesh and West Bengal. It was made from sarees and other garments that were no longer wearable. "Kontha" is a Sanskrit word meaning "rags".
The prints in this collection are derived from Valori Wells' hand-carved blocks she uses to created stamped, block-printed fabrics. These hand-stamped fabrics are then screen printed in India, cut and pieced together. They are then hand-stitched by skilled artisans who are versed in the traditions of Kantaha. The talented women earn a fair wage for their skills.
The piecing in this fabric is not a print design, these very special fabrics are actually pieced!!
Designer: Valori Wells
Collection: Kantha Cloth
Manufacturer: FreeSpirit Fabrics
Please note: this item is sold by half yard.
This item is sold in half-yard increments. Please add the total number of half-yards you need to your cart. For example: to buy 1 yard, add a quantity of 2 to your cart. To buy 2 1/2 yards, add a quantity of 5 to your cart. And so on. Yardage will be cut continuous whenever possible.
Need fat quarters? I'd be happy to cut them for you, just fill out the "Ask A Question" form below to let me know which print you need and how many fat quarters you would like. Fat quarters are $3.75 each.