Kantha T-shirt in Shade 4
The Nila x Anna Valentine Kantha T-shirt is based on an archive shape. The curved panelling in the sleeves and body creates a sculptural, contemporary silhouette, re-interpreted here by Nila using handwoven textile and traditional Indian techniques. The entire piece is crafted from three layers of fine matte silk, hand-woven on specialised looms in Karnataka. The layers were pressed together and embroidered across their entire length by rural women in West Bengal, using the traditional craft of Kantha - running stitch embroidery traditionally used to create quilts out of repurposed saris. If you look closely, you will see that what seems to be a simple texture is actually a geometrically sophisticated pattern of stars in the stitch work. Each seam has been carefully multi-stitched, leaving raw edging. This piece has then been carefully dipped into a natural indigo vat four times. To create this particular hue of indigo takes significant knowledge and a perfectly balanced vat.
The Kantha T-shirt can be paired with our Cargo Pants for a relaxed, effortlessly elegant look.
100% Handwoven Silk
Dry Clean Only.
Natural indigo is a millennia-old plant dye. The alchemy of earth, water; air, and indigo leaves creates an unpredictable beauty. The rich natural colour may fade slightly over time, with exposure to direct sunlight.
This piece is made to be worn and cherished for a long time.
Domestic: Delivery in 2-3 weeks.
International: Delivery in 3-4 weeks.
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