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Mata Quilts & Textiles

Indigo Dyed Quilt: Comb

Indigo dyed using hand-painted paste resist, this handmade quilt has been lovingly and expertly hand stitched and dyed. To achieve varying hues of indigo, each piece of fabric is painted on both sides with a flour paste and dipped into the indigo dye; finished with white hands stitching around the geometric shapes. Comb was painted and dyed in Rhode Island, USA before being bought to Kutch, India where the hand stitching was completed by local Indian seamstresses. 

Created using all natural plant based dyes, repurposed materials and sustainably-sourced block print fabrics, the finished result in an exquisite quilt that can be used as a stylish bedspread, throw or wall hanging. 

Please note, fourth and fifth images show the reverse side of this quilt

Size:

56 x 68 inches

Care:

100% cotton. Machine wash cold gentle cycle with mild soap and separately from other items, line dry. Or hand wash or dry clean (best).

Message from the maker:

I began Mata Quilts after spending a year living in Kutch, India where I was studying traditional crafts through a Fulbright grant. Inspired by this rural desert region’s incredible textiles, I wanted a way to use and share these beautiful fabrics while helping to support artisans to continue their crafts. 

Beyond Mata Quilts, I’m a sculpture and installation artist. Textile and craft heritage play a big role in my work, so with a deep appreciation for the rich quilting traditions of the United States, I was excited to learn about quilting in the Indian context while living in Kutch. Mata Quilts is an experimental fusion of these traditions with an emphasis on environmental sustainability, using plant-based natural dyes, repurposed materials, and sustainably-sourced block print fabrics.

Currently, I make each of the quilts individually, but in the near future will be offering a line of quilts made in collaboration with women in rural Kutch to help keep these traditions alive and thriving.

Returns

We want you to love your handmade pieces so if you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please email hello@mataquilts.com. Returns are accept returns on unused, undamaged items within 10 days of delivery. The full price of the item (excluding shipping) will be refunded once the returned item is received.