Objects of Design #257: Indian Kantha Throws

vintage Indian Kantha throw
vintage Indian Kantha throw

Despite the rather summery picture, these vintage Indian Kantha throws are the perfect winter accessory.

Indian kantha throws all colours
Indian kantha throws come in all colours

Drape them over the sofa for a touch of winter warmth, throw them over the bed at night or, for the more crafty-minded among you, turn them into cushion covers.

They are available from Rebecca’s Aix Home and cost £85. They’re handmade in India from vintage saris sewn together with a tiny running stitch known as a kantha stitch.

Each one is the size of a single bed, so it will add colour to a double when draped across the foot end. Or you can sew two together.

Rebecca’s shop is near Reading and she is happy for people to go along and choose the design they like, or pick one from the site.

vintage kantha throws
vintage kantha throws
Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.


  1. Amazing timing, I was looking yesterday to find Suzanni/Indian throws similar to the ones in Lee Radziwill’s tent-like sitting room decorated by Renzo Mongiardino. These are fab! Any other suggestions (apart from Robert Kime, John Robshaw or Joss Graham)? Thanks Kate

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