Reversible Kantha Jackets
“Kantha” are wonderful quilted textiles made from recycled vintage cotton Sari. Ours are designed by our incredibly talented Japanese designer friend and colleague Mieko, who has spent her whole life in the study and pursuit of beautiful textiles. Mieko takes these traditional Kantha fabrics and layers them together to produce stunning Jackets, Scarves, Hats and Handbags. She spends time in India every year choosing only the finest vintage Sari, looking for vibrant colors and designs, and then remaking them into unique one-of-a-kind Jackets, even choosing the exact colors of the stitching that joins the layers of Kantha cloth together. Every Kantha Jacket that Mieko designs is reversible, and they come in a number of different styles. These Jackets are designed and sewn in both New York City and India.
Coming from a fabulous Kimono textile culture, we immediately fell in love with Mieko’s Kantha Jackets and accessories, and decided to carry a small line of them in our store. If you love one-of-a-kind textiles as much as we do, we invite you to visit our store in Boston and try on a few of her wonderful fashions!
Our Kantha Jackets are unique clothing items, created by our friend Mieko Mintz, an incredible Japanese clothing designer. Each Jacket is completely reversible, made of multiple layers of Vintage Sari Kantha cloth. These Jackets come in a number of different styles, such as Short Jacket, Kimono Jacket, A-line Jacket, etc., in both short and long. Sizes are Small, Medium, and Large, although some styles are a free size. Prices run from $500 to $1000, depending on the style and the number of layers of Kantha cloth used in each piece.
Our selection changes constantly, as pieces are sold and new ones added every month. The jackets we show on our website are samples of what we carry in the store, but all are one-of-a-kind and may no longer be available. However, we always try to carry a diverse selection of Kantha Jackets in our store in Boston. Every month or so I visit Mieko’s showroom and hand-pick the pieces I love, from hundreds of different styles. Every time I visit her Mieko shows me the new fashion lines she has come up with for that season.
If you love textiles like we do, of if you just appreciate a beautiful one-of-a-kind clothing creation, please stop by our store and try on one of our Kantha Jackets!
PLUS! We are now carrying a wonderful selection of Mieko’s reversible Kantha Scarves. The are soft, light to the touch and warm, and make a great three-season scarf.