Kantha is a Sanskrit word that literally means Rags while Kantha itself is a form of embroidery style, perhaps one of the oldest hand embroidery methods that originated in South Asia, mainly India and somewhat in Bangladesh. Kantha embroidery, as simple as it is, is not an intricate form of stitches but just the basic running stitches used to create amazing designs.
This is where the quilt gets its name from, as these Kantha quilts are made from three to two layers of recycled sarees that are attached together and handstitched into one artistic piece of quilt using Kantha stitches. Traditionally these are cotton sarees but some may also be created using silk sarees. The outer layers of the Kantha quilts have unspoiled sarees on both sides making it reversible and used both ways