The kantha quilt was traditionally washed by hand in India and Bangladesh. This is still the best option for cleaning your blanket to reduce the risk of pulls. For best results, fill a bathtub with cold to lukewarm water (below 30°C/86°F) and use a mild detergent.
Kantha is the name given to this unusual stitch. Small repair patches, loose and uneven threads, and other characteristics of ancient blankets offer a lot of character to the quilt.These quilts, which are entirely hand stitched, are such a refreshing change from machine made quilts. The rich colours of vintage Kantha throws may brighten up your living area.