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kantha blanket

$100.00
Handmade
Recycled

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One-Of-A-Kind Comfort

Upcycled from vintage saris by artisans working under fair-trade practices in India, these lovely blankets feature patchwork arrangements of richly patterned cotton fabric bound by an ancient technique. To make each lightweight throw, individual saris are cut into strips and then hand stitched together with others to create a lovely, patterned pastiche. The sari swatches are then united with bright, ticked kantha stitching, a crafting technique passed down for generations. Handmade in Darjeeling, India, from 100% upcycled materials.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
23633
Made from
recycled cotton
Measurements
Approx: 91" L x 60" W
Notes
Care: dry clean only.

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KANTHA BLANKET
 
4.4

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (19)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Soft (9)
  • Warm (5)
  • Easy to clean (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Year round (13)
  • Spring / fall (6)
  • Summer (4)
  • Winter (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (16), High-end shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (13), No (8)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (10), Other (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (10), Christmas or hanukkah (5)

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4.0

Kantha Blanket

By 

from Princeville, IL

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Dry Clean Only

Best Uses

  • Year-round

Comments about KANTHA BLANKET:

Products were great

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery was promised on Friday. Did not arrive on time. Another box was also late as well. These boxes were needed for Christmas presents. I paid almost $40 dollars to assure delivery of both. The company refunded only $25. Because family members were in from Oklahoma and Ohio, I had to pay postage again to send boxes costing me another $30.

I believe uncommon goods should have refunded the entire postage for both boxes.

Becky Michel

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Child
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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5.0

beautifully worked, soft warm colors

By 

from NYC, NY

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Spring/Fall
    • Summer

    Comments about KANTHA BLANKET:

    My son gave me a warm-color kantha blanket for Mother's Day. It's beautifully hand-worked, with colors that remind me of spices, mangoes, and garden foliage. There's some tie-dye work in the fabrics, and some bold printed strips. The blanket's borders are dark-colored kantha stitches, with the two length-wise borders in a straight-rows pattern , and the two width-wise borders in a repeating-scroll pattern. The blanket lining is in paler, softer colors. I love to see the corner or edge of the blanket turned back, to show the more delicately-colored lining. The work is playful, artistic, and witty. I love it. Also, what a plus that it's upcycled, and handmade!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Mother
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Mother’s Day

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very pleased

    By 

    from Alexandria, va

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Clean

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Spring/Fall

      Comments about KANTHA BLANKET:

      This cover is exactly what I wanted for my daybed.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Kantha

      By 

      from Houston

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Beautiful
      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Year-round

        Comments about KANTHA BLANKET:

        I've bought several Knatha clothes---these are the best. The edges are nicely finished.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Excellent!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self

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        4.0

        beautiful - IF you get a good fabric mix

        By 

        from naperville, IL

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about KANTHA BLANKET:

            I ended up ordering 2 of these blankets in order to get an attractive fabric mix. The first was quite boring, not at all like the photos. The second was very attractive and my friend absolutely loved it!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Not even close to the examples shown

            By 

            from Blacksburgh, va

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about KANTHA BLANKET:

                  Received this as a gift from my in-laws. They were so excited to give it to us and we could not understand why until we looked at the pictures that were advertised. This is a great idea and I know that every one is different but the one we received was just 2 solid blocks of color on the front and the back was just a plane cream color that seemed more like a liner fabric than a nice blanket. I think that if you are going to sell blankets that are so simple than you should have pictures of those too.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Risky Purchase

                  By 

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Clean
                  • Uncomfortable

                  Best Uses

                  • Spring/Fall

                  Comments about KANTHA BLANKET:

                  The idea behind this blanket is great. It's upcycled and providing jobs in a place where it's difficult to find work. I choose the "cool colors". Which in the example photo shows a beautiful bold color. Now we all know buying something like this means you're getting something unique and special. It also means that you might end up with a color and pattern you might not like. The latter is what happened to me. Don't get me wrong the blanket is beautiful and hand stitched. But it was not bright and the pattern was just "okay". It also needed a wash, which was fine with me but I did not have time before sending it across the country for Christmas. And the person receiving it might feel differently about getting a dirty blanket. All in all no complaints about quality, just wish the photos were a little more realistic.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  LOVE LOVE LOVE - GET IT! GET IT! GET IT!

                  By 

                  from LOS ANGELES, CA

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Comfortable
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Year-round

                    Comments about KANTHA BLANKET:

                    I PURCHASED THIS AS AN XMAS GIFT FOR A FRIEND. WHEN I RECEIVED IT, I LOVED IT SO MUCH, I PUT IT ON MY XMAS LIST!! GORGEOUS - ORIGINAL - PERFECT.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Other
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    3.0

                    Colors are not warm as ordered

                    By 

                    from Grand Rapids, mi

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                    • Color Scheme Is Wrong

                    Best Uses

                    • Year-round

                    Comments about KANTHA BLANKET:

                    Purples, blues and salmon "orange" are considered cool colors not warm. :( very disappointed.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Self
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Other

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Update to my earlier review

                    By 

                    from New York City

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Clean
                    • Machine Washable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Spring/Fall
                      • Summer
                      • Winter
                      • Year-round

                      Comments about KANTHA BLANKET:

                      This is an update to my prior review. I love these kanthas so much that I have purchased one for everyone in my family. Last week I finally decided to try to wash mine on the gentle cycles in the washer and dryer (low heat too). It came out perfectly - the colors are even more beautiful than before, and the blanket itself is softer. I got the same reults when washing the others.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Self
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Other

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