3 Ways to Use a Kantha
There's nothing like cuddling up on the couch for a movie and popcorn with a time-softened kantha throw. From the hand-stitching to the beautiful patterns and colors, these throws provide an instant welcoming ambiance to any home. AMERICAN NOMAD is honored to offer kantha decor from Basha Boutique in Bengladesh. For centuries, Bengali women have carefully sewn time-softened saris with straight, even stitches into beautiful, functional items. This traditional technique is known as kantha. Basha continues this tradition by matching contrasting saris, which are then hand-stitched into one-of-a-kind pieces. Every kantha item is meticulously handcrafted and unique, and can take anything from two to thirty-nine hours to complete, depending on its size and complexity. Basha's vision is to help young women in Bangladesh that are at risk of being sold into trafficking and often discarded by husbands or families when they are deemed "expendable." Basha helps these women rediscover their dignity and inherent value not only through meaningful work, but also by welcoming them as part of the Basha family.
But, let's face it, not every night is movie night and we wanted to share a few other ways to use a kantha throw around your home so you can enjoy these comforting and inspiring pieces each day.
1. ON YOUR BED
Are you looking for a stylish way to add color to your bedding? We've got the answer. A kantha throw. Not only will it brighten up your decor, but it also adds a layer of warmth during chilly months. Another bonus, each kantha throw has a different pattern on each side, so adding new color to your room is simply a matter of flipping the throw over!
2. COVER A BENCH
Or a chair, or a footstool, or an ottoman! Do you have a piece of furniture in need of a facelift? Draping a colorful kantha throw over furniture such as benches and ottomans is a quick and easy way to freshen up your decor. We simply tucked in the sides of the throw around the existing seat cover to give this bench a new style.
3. WHO'S HUNGRY?
Make eating an occasion by dressing up your table with a kantha throw before sitting down for a meal. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, dinner, or tea time, a kantha throw provides warmth and style to any dinning occasion.