I've been admiring the vintage Kantha quilts for a very long time...
I love the way Bangladeshi women sew together old clothes and saris with precise handmade stitching to make warm but still elegant quilts.
Each of them is one of a kind.
I've searched everywhere for a Kantha that was perfect for my bedroom and my budget.
You can see beautiful ones on sites like Niki Jones.
They normally cost around £200 and more but I've been lucky to buy mine on Portobello Road from a tiny shop; the owner personally travels to India and Bangladesh to find his stock; I've been visiting him so often that I've almost became his friend. I paid less than half of the above price for a large double bed size.
My Kantha brightens up my all white bedroom with its delicate peach poppy flowers on a stricking orange background, but when I want to tone it down, I can just turn it over to have a sea of emerald green and gold lines.
"As a cellist since age three and an artist for as long, I am interested in the emotional responses that happen when color, sound, and movement translate one another. There is color in sound, color in the way a moment feels, and there is sound in painting, rhythm and tempo. In my painting practice I meld artistic mediums, seeking the freedom of spontaneous action and the order of natural rhythm. Painting embodies the longing to be grounded and free at the same time."