A timeless soft blend of taupe on white, the Adhira bed spread is a simple minimal design that will suit many decor colour palettes. We use these beauties not only as bed spreads but folded over the foot of our bed and on our couch.
Our Bed Covers are generally larger than Australian & New Zealand metric sizing.
Designed in Australia by us and made in India.
A BIT ABOUT OUR TEXTILES
Block printing with wooden blocks is an age-old art that dates back as far as the 12th century and is slowly fading out as the world wants things produced quickly and on mass.
Our block print textiles have been made in Rajasthan India by two families that have traded together for three generations. With my usual curiosity about how things came to be and wanting to learn more, I was blessed with the honour of spending time with the artisans in their humble residence / workshop to see where our textiles start their life! It is important to me to have a product that is as close to the old traditions as it possibly can be in this fast-paced world. Yes, the turn around on our textiles may be slower, but understanding the process, the beautiful people who have printed, stitched and created with hard working hands - to us holding the finished product in our hands, is heartwarming and something to truly appreciate!
A BIT ABOUT KANTHA
Kantha (meaning: “patched cloth”)
Refers to both the tradition of making something useful and beautiful out of discarded items as well as the craft and stitch itself, which is a small, straight running stitch.
Officially pronounced KAHN-taa.
A popular style of embroidery that originates from West Bengal and is a significant symbol that displays the skill and talent of the rural women in Bengal. Kantha is perhaps one of the oldest forms of Indian embroidery as it can be traced back to the first and second A.D. The thought behind this needlework was to reuse old clothes and materials and turn them into something new. This is what makes kantha embroidery the only one of its kind. Over many years, kantha developed as a generational skill. Elaborate kantha were made as wedding gifts or gifts for mothers and loved ones. Stories and well wishes weaved and stitched into the blanket which in turn allowed illiterate women to leave a lasting mark.