3 Red Suns: a Kantha-Boro story

I’ve just listed 7 of my Kantha-Boro projects on my Etsy Store. You can check them out via this link.

The one featured here is called “3 Red Suns”.

Description: This item is entirely handsewn, using fabric remnants and other recycled/reused/repurposed elements. My Kantha-Boro pieces can be used as scarves, table runners or wall hangings. Owing to the nature of handsewing and the Japanese Mottainai principle of “Waste not, want not”, each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind, with any imperfections in the fabrics or stitches forming part of the Wabi-Sabi ethos of being perfectly imperfect.

Style: Kantha-Boro. Indian Kantha running stitches in parallel rows, embroidered over Japanese Boro-style fabric remnants, which are simply pinned in place before oversewing.

Colours: Predominantly blue and white, to emulate Japanese indigo Boro, but with the addition of 3 red circular patches, to symbolise the Land of the Rising Sun. Backing fabric is a green tie-dyed cotton with small flower details. 


Dimensions: 60 x 18 inches (154 x 46 cm)


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