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kantha scarf

$30.00
Handmade
Recycled

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Where East Meets You

Upcycled from vintage saris by artisans working under fair-trade practices in India, these lovely scarves feature patchwork arrangements of richly patterned cotton fabric bound by an ancient technique. To make each accessory, 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
23632
Made from
cotton
Measurements
Approx: 6' L x 18" W
Notes
Care: dry clean only.

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KANTHA SCARF
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (16)
  • Quality materials (14)
  • Good length (11)
  • Soft (11)
  • Warm (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • As A fashion accessory (16)
  • Casual wear (13)
  • Going out (6)
    • Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      100% 

      (12 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (30), No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (7), Classic dresser (6), Trendy/stylish dresser (3)
    • Gear Usage:
    • Cold weather living (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (10), Mother (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (11), Birthday (4)

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3.0

Pretty, but...

By 

from San Francisco Bay Area

About Me Classic Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Length
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • As A Fashion Accessory
    • Casual Wear

    Comments about KANTHA SCARF:

    Very pretty material. Only thing that has made me hesitant about wearing it out is the fact that the stitching feels unfinished. As in the threads weren't trimmed. I'll probably use it as a table runner or some sort of home decor.

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

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Loved it!!

    By 

    from Ft. Worth, TX

    About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Good Length
    • Quality Materials

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • As A Fashion Accessory
      • Casual Wear
      • Going Out

      Comments about KANTHA SCARF:

      My daughter just LOVED the scarf. She said it is so awesome, she would love to hang it up as a decoration.

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

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      very pretty scarf

      By 

      from Okemos, MI

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good Length
      • Quality Materials

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • As A Fashion Accessory
        • Casual Wear
        • Cold Weather

        Comments about KANTHA SCARF:

        Perfect gift for my socially conscious daughter. She n loved it.

        • Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Gear Usage:
        • Cold Weather Living
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Child
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By 

        from USA

        About Me Classic Dresser

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Good Length
        • Quality Materials
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • As A Fashion Accessory

          Comments about KANTHA SCARF:

          Great scarf. Beautifully made. Fabulous colors. Love fair trade goods. Purchased this as a gift for my niece. Love the idea of women helping women. Hoping to broaden my niece's scope of the world with this great piece.

          • 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

          Incredible scarves!

          By 

          from Naperville, IL

          About Me Casual Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Length
          • Quality Materials
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • As A Fashion Accessory
            • Casual Wear
            • Formal Events
            • Going Out

            Comments about KANTHA SCARF:

            I bought 2 of these scarves for friends after my sister gave me one for my birthday last year. I love my scarf - I wear it all the time in the fall, winter, and spring, and I get tons of compliments on it. I am thrilled with the colors I received for my friends' gifts, too. I'm a big person, so the scarf isn't quite big enough to wear as a wrap. But if you are a small person, it would make a fantastic little wrap for a night out! A lovely, wonderfully-made, unique accessory!!

            • Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Gear Usage:
            • Cold Weather Living, Stylish accessory
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Sari Scarf

            By 

            from New York

            About Me Classic Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Quality Materials

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • As A Fashion Accessory
              • Casual Wear
              • Going Out

              Comments about KANTHA SCARF:

              Lovely but disappointed in the colors. I know when I ordered it it said each scarf was unique but it was very yellow with no blue at all. Hope my friend likes it!

              • Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Kantha Scarf

              By 

              from Seattle, WA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about KANTHA SCARF:

                    She liked it a lot.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    Comment on this review

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Lovely, but smelly.

                    By 

                    from Overland Park, KS

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about KANTHA SCARF:

                        I purchased this scarf for a gift. It is lovely, and I believe a perfect style for the recipient. However, the scarf has a very strong odor. I am hopeful that it will air out, or that a trip to the dry cleaner will help. Either way, it's not ideal.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes, 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

                        Perfect Holiday Gift

                        By 

                        from Bismarck, ND

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about KANTHA SCARF:

                              A perfect gift for my wife, she loved it...Don't ask me about fashion, but this scarf was a hit.

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

                              Comment on this review

                               
                              5.0

                              Fantastically Unique

                              By 

                              from Iowa

                              About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • BEAUTIFUL
                              • Not bulky
                              • Soft
                              • Unique And Artsy

                              Cons

                              • Sized Like A Placemat

                              Best Uses

                              • As A Fashion Accessory
                              • Casual Wear

                              Comments about KANTHA SCARF:

                              This scarf has such unique personality and a lovely story along with. I marked the scarf and the blanket in the Uncommon Goods catalog and left on my husbands desk for Christmas "suggestions". I receive both and they were my fave gifts of the year. Can't buy in stores= #1.

                              • Length:
                              • Feels true to length
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes, Yes
                              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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