Crafted from a single length of fabric, our signature Dune Robes are designed to showcase our beautiful textiles. In this style, we use kantha - a centuries-old tradition of stitching patchwork cloth from rags which evolved from the thrift of rural women in the Bengali region of the sub-continent.
To create this robe, wild tussar silk cocoons are gathered from jungles in West Bengal. The cocoons are cleaned, carded, hand spun and hand woven on wooden looms located in the weaver's houses.
The family business we work with buys this fabric in the local market and distributes it amongst the 700 women they employ to stitch the kantha. The kantha is hand-stitched by women whose families have been stitching kantha for generations. To create the fabric used in this robe, it will take one woman 1.5 months. Shop online #kantha #textilewanderlust