India, Nila House, Bengal Quilt
Product name: Bengal Quilt
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Description (story of the item):
The Bengal quilt is purely handmade in finest handwoven cotton jamdani from West Bengal. Each jamdani weave was designed in-house at Nila's studio in Jaipur. The yarns for the lyrical extra weft motifs were dyed in natural indigo vats before being set to the looms.The filling is of pure breathable cotton, carefully placed between two fine layers of patchwork textile and hand-quilted with the light but strong kantha stitch, which carries strong cultural significance in West Bengal.
The women who have hand quilted this piece work from home in Amer, near Jaipur. The handmade natural indigo tassels are made by the women of Nila's sister organisation, LBCT, who are able to bolster their livelihood with small scale hand made craft products such as these tassels.
The Bengal quilt carries with it the work of expert artisans from across India.
This soft, cloud-like quilt is made to be wrapped around you through cooler evenings, thrown over a sofa or as a cover for a single bed.
Materials: 100% handwoven cotton outer layers, 100% cotton filling
Measurements / size: 150 x 220 cm / 59.05 x 86.6 in