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Blue Over Dye Quilt: Indigo - tortoise general store
Blue Over Dye Quilt: Indigo - tortoise general store
Blue Over Dye Quilt: Indigo - tortoise general store
Blue Over Dye Quilt: Indigo - tortoise general store
Over Dye Quilt - Indigo Style 1 - tortoise general store
Blue Over Dye Quilt: Indigo - tortoise general store
Blue Over Dye Quilt: Indigo - tortoise general store
Blue Over Dye Quilt: Indigo - tortoise general store

Blue Over Dye Blanket: Indigo

Regular price $600 Unit price  per 

Description:
These vintage kantha blankets from Eastern India are blue due to the extensive natural over-dye treatment they receive in Japan's southern most islands of Amami.  The dye used is a rich indigo. The history of kantha blankets dates back centuries in India, where Indian women would stitch together old saris and fabric to create large blankets and cushions.  Kantha is the sanskrit would for 'Rags', as old cloth was believed to provide protection from harm. These kanthas blankets produced by Light Years are made from 2 to 5 layers of saris stacked on top of each other, all hand- stitched to create a soft and slight cushion. Sourced from India, then brought to Japan, the process of preserving these valuable textiles instill new life into its fibers, creating a beautiful piece for your home and life.

Variation:
Each over-dyed blanket is one of a kind.  There may be unevenness in the natural dye, and the back and front of the blankets show different patterns.  Variations show the character of the blanket and are a sign of beauty. 

History:
The craft of making and constructing kantha blankets originated in West Bengal, Eastern India.

Measurement:
72.5'' x 54'' (Blue Over Dye Blanket #6)
73'' x 48.5'' (Blue Over Dye Blanket #7)

Materials:
Layers of vintage cotton saris from India overdyed in Japan.

Care Instructions:
Wash cold or warm water with no soap or detergent.  You can either hand-wash or use the gentle cycle on your machine.  Do no use a machine dryer.  Hang dry only.  The color will fade little by little over time because of the natural dye used.  These care instructions are similar to that of caring for vintage denim.  

Return Policy / Shipping Information:
Vintage item.  This item is Final Sale.

Blue Over Dye Quilt: Indigo - tortoise general store
Blue Over Dye Quilt: Indigo - tortoise general store
Blue Over Dye Quilt: Indigo - tortoise general store
Blue Over Dye Quilt: Indigo - tortoise general store
Over Dye Quilt - Indigo Style 1 - tortoise general store
Blue Over Dye Quilt: Indigo - tortoise general store