In August of 2017, I made a pilgrimage from my home in New England down to North Carolina to witness the total eclipse of the sun from within the path of totality at Nantahala National Forest. Seeing the earth’s shadow block out the sun and hearing the silence that followed was a powerful experience I’ll never forget. This quilt was born out of that long drive across the eastern seaboard; through many hours in the car, I sat in the passenger seat tying all the bandhani knots that make up the pattern of this quilt.
After tying and dyeing the front side of this quilt at home in the USA, I brought this quilt to Kutch, India to complete it, using locally block-printed cotton for the reverse side. All of the top-stitching and decorative edge details were completed by Amli in Banda village in rural Kutch. For more behind the scenes, please visit our blog post about this quilt here.
The fabric used on the front side is repurposed cotton bedsheets. The reverse side block printed Indian cotton. Both sides were dyed in indigo.
68 x 86 inches, 100% cotton
One of a kind bedspread, throw, or wall-hanging
Synthetic fiber filling made from upcycled textile scraps
Care: Hand wash (recommended), dry clean, or machine wash cold, gentle cycle, separately and with mild soap. Line dry.
Handmade by artist and artisan in New York, USA and Kutch India. As this is a one of a kind, handmade item, please embrace any subtle imperfections.