It seems like all home decor stores have been selling kantha quilts. I have one too, for the India apartment’s guest bedroom. But there’s so much more you can do with sari fabric …
Vintage or new sari fabric can be used to reupholster furniture. When you want to use a sari for this purpose, choose one with a heftier thicker weave. Here’s one example, a 19th Century Italian chair made over with sari fabric at Maison Suzanne:
What a brave, dynamic duo of print and chair style!
For another interesting combo, the Sundance catalog made a bench with a vintage sari cushion and a forged metal base:
From etsy seller foundvintageobjects, remnants of embroidered sari fabrics are expertly chosen and mounted in embroidery hoops for an instant wall art display:
Another idea from the Sundance catalog, artist Neeru Kumar carefully picks vintage sari fabrics to make appliquéd collages on pillows:
From Plumo, a crazy quilt of a chair, made with kantha sari fabrics:
From ABC Carpet and Home, this eye-popping rug was handwoven in India using vegetable-dyed silk from vintage saris:
Visit my Vintage Sari Fabric, Recycled board at Pinterest for 200+ more ideas of what you can do with vintage saris.
8 Replies to “How You Can Reuse Vintage Sari Fabric for Home Decor”
I’ve been looking for ways to use the fabric from a few of my saris, actually thinking about how I could integrate into window treatments. Thanks for this posting!
You’re welcome Lorie. I hope this gave you some good ideas! Also, saris are so long they’re perfect for bed canopies hanging from a ceiling. I have a sari hanging as a “headboard” backdrop behind a futon in a guest room, and it goes across the ceiling like a canopy. I should post about that! Deb
I would appreciate to receive some information about the armchair present with the picture eye-popping rug; price for 2 piece for Le Mans, Sarthe in France. I love these mixed colors and
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Hello, I am glad that you like it. Although unfortunately I do not produce it. The chair was available at Plumo in the UK here: http://www.plumo.com/ in 2013. But it appears they no longer carry it. I am sorry I am not a better help to identify the chair. Deb