A pared-back take on Japanese Boro mending techniques, the Kyoto Quilt was created using off-cut handwoven indigo cotton textiles from Nila House productions.
The filling is of pure breathable cotton, carefully placed between two fine layers of patchwork textile and hand-quilted with the light but strong kantha stitch. The women who have hand stitched this piece work from home in Amer, near Jaipur.
The handwoven cotton textile has been yarn-dyed with natural indigo and hand-spun on the Amba charkha, before being set to looms in West Bengal.
Our quilts are made to be wrapped around you through cooler evenings, thrown over a sofa or armchair, and as covers for single beds. This piece is also entirely reversible.
150 x 220 cm
59.05 x 86.6 in
100% handwoven cotton outer layers, 100% cotton filling
Hand wash gently with cold water and line dry in the shade.
Wash separately for the first few washes.
Natural indigo is a millennia-old plant dye. The alchemy of earth, water, air and indigo leaves creates an unpredictable beauty. The rich natural color may fade slightly over time, with exposure to direct sunlight. The handwoven textile and embroidery may carry some imperfections; this is a part of the beauty of crafts of the hand.