The full understanding of the quirks and intricacies of vintage before buying anything that is vintage. The exact meaning of vintage is that it has been preserved life long before entering shops and markets to be bought by customers and Vintage kantha Quilts is the same.
These blankets originate from India’s eastern state locally known as Bengali Gurdi, the cloth is traditionally hand sewn for the best finish. They can be used as, decors, gift wraps, given as gifts or used as curtains; these quilts have uses as far as a consumer can think.
In this article the reader will be told everything they need to know before buying vintage kantha quilts or anything vintage.
The need-to-know features block
Vintage kantha quilts have various features that provoke the customers to buy at least one.
- Wear and tear
- Color mismatching
- Hand block printed
Softness: –The quilts are 100% cotton thus making them so soft that they can be snuggled, the best part is that they are made from saris that have been worn various times thus removing the stiffness completely from them. These quilts are comfortable to curl up under.
Fading: – The saris used in making the quilts have been hung out to dry for months or even years, since cotton doesn’t hold its color for long when dried under the sun, so the color of the quilt that you buy might be faded, but this enhances its charm only.
Wear and tear: – Customer may find some areas on the quilt that are worn more than the others, good news is that it will not be completely worn through or torn physically, the blankets are layered, so the area where the cloth is thin some inner layers might be visible, but this only enhances the character and softness of a vintage blanket.
Patches: – if a sari has a small tear, the cloth will be patched when adding to the blanket; some quilts will have an overall patch layout but generally a vintage blanket only have patch or patches where they are required.
Color mismatching: – The design and colors used n the quilts don’t always have a standard color palette or theme, in fact there are a range of admirable colors and themes within one print which makes them stand out from the rest of the crowd, thus vintage is not the right choice for you if you want to get a single color in your quilt or blanket.
Hand block printed: – Quilts or blankets are hand block printed every time for the traditional Indian look that has been mesmerizing the eyes of the consumers.