Each quilt is made through two beautiful traditional art forms in India - block printing and kantha stitching. Artisans stamp lengths of cotton fabric with color using hand-carved woodblocks. Many times, the prints are done in multiple layers.
Growing up in India, the founder of Mira Fair Trade, Meera, always enjoyed shopping at places where she could buy directly from the producer - a personal interaction that she missed in the big shopping malls of the U.S. The artisans she met shared stories of their lives, and their skills fascinated her. Unfortunately, without the education or resources to help them, the artisans often had little to no control over their products or wages and they were often paid only $1 a day for their work. Meera quickly realized that her purchasing power made a big difference in the artisans’ lives.
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Size: 50" x 70"
Block printed by hand + stitched with a Kantha style pattern.