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vintage sari patch throw blanket

Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
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  • the story

Wrapped in Color

These extraordinary patchwork blankets make life more beautiful, both for those who use them and those who create them. Made from the jewel-toned, ornamented fabric of upcycled sari dresses in a palette of either bright yellows, warm neutrals, or brilliant blues, they bring a vibrant splash of color to a room's decor. The blankets are backed with matching cotton voile, and have a cotton flannel fill that adds warmth without adding bulk.

They're produced by a women's artisan cooperative in a village outside of Rajasthan, India, and each is painstakingly cut and stitched together using traditional embroidery and quilting techniques. A single blanket can take three days of intensive work for an artisan. The result of that labor is not only an exquisite blanket, but also the opportunity to create a better standard of living for themselves, their children and their community. Handmade in India.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
21822
Made from
recycled cotton sari, cotton voile fabric
Measurements
90" L x 60" W
Notes
Due to the recycled nature of the materials, some variation in color is to be expected.
Care: Dry clean only.

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Q and A

When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

169votes, 17 comments

Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

It would be a shame to throw away the beautiful, detailed fabric used in traditional sari dresses. Fortunately, artisans in India are saving the colorful cloth and transforming it into these gorgeous blankets. Would you add a touch of yellow to your room with a bright upcycled throw, or is the bold blue blanket more your style?

Elinore
Vote: Thumbs up!

I like it but my concern is, is it as thick as a normal quilt? The reason I ask this is because when I think of saris, I think of them as being rather thin.

Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

Great question, Elinore! It is a bit thinner than a traditional quilt. It is thicker than just a single sari, though. It's backed with cotton voile and filled with a cotton flannel, so it's thin, but warm. The weight is more similar to a throw than a quilt.

Jennifer
Vote: Thumbs up!

absolutely beautiful!

Margaret
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beautiful fabrics

Judy
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Very boho!

Caroline
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I've been looking for the perfect centerpiece for my bedroom for over two years - this is it!

Inga
Vote: Thumbs down!

This does not look unique. Unless you know the background info. on it, it does not seem "uncommon".

Christina
Vote: Thumbs up!

Very beautiful and unique

Tiffany
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Beautiful! I'm always enthralled when I see women walking about in their sari locally.

Margaret
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Gorgeous fabric, and these useful blankets support a women's cooperative--what's not to love!

Isabel
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Love this!

knitzy
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amazingly beautiful and supports women-owned business

Emily
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Lovely, but can it be machine washed and dried? If no, I would not buy it.

Julie
Vote: Thumbs down!

I like the concept. It appears attractive. But, it looks a little homely for my style. If the style were modernized, I would give a thumbs up.

Andrea
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Beautiful, definitely something I would like to have in my home.

Allison

Blue is my favorite color and saris are SO gorgeous. This is the happiest marriage of the two I've seen yet! I would love to see this come in multiple sizes (baby blanket up to bed quilt). Above their beauty is the fact that these are upcycled blankets.

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