12 September 2012

beautiful handmade blankets

made by Gypsya. Dying over these! They're so pretty. And hand-stitched, that would take forever!
all images gypsya

11 comments:

  1. I love these and am saving up a bit extra to be able to buy one for my very own.

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  2. Oh I'd love to own one of these - beautiful

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  3. Well, I suppose it depends on how 'handmade' is defined. If you mean 'made by an artist in a studio one at a time by herself', then, they're not handmade. If you mean 'made by a group of people in an impoverished country being paid a few cents an hour for their work and very probably employing child labor', then yes, they're handmade. Otherwise known as 'kantha' quilts, and currently flooding the US...

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  4. Beautiful quilts! How do i follow this blog? xx

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    1. My RSS is on the right side, "subscribe to" or I love to follow blogs with bloglovin.com! :)

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  5. You can get these via Fair Trade - known reputable co-ops of Indian and Pakistani women who need this money! Many of them are made from recycled saris. I won't be afraid to purchase these. Just Google "Fair Trade Kantha quilts".

    Alexandra

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  6. I wondered myself, as a quilter and getting into the GOTS certified organic cottons, how they were able to sell these for next to nothing...now I know. As someone who does make things at home by hand, I think these are, however beautiful they may be, are a misrepresentation. Shame on the Etsy seller. Sell them for what they are...don't sell them as a handmade item if you aren't doing it yourself.

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  7. I love how people comment about things they nothing about :). I know a couple of the gypsya people. They work in an etsy approved collective along side other artisans to create these beautiful blankets. "Shame on you" for making such an ignorant comment!

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  8. Hey, I love the design and bedroom is looking gorgeous... Thanks for sharing this great post. I am inspired too and will come back soon for more...
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  9. Gypsya is an importer; they aren’t designing or creating these items, so far as I can tell. Certainly not their quilts, which are identical to quilts sold through other import shops.

    Not Gypsya:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/159065351/queen-kantha-quilt-in-sea-blue-kantha?ref=sr_gallery_38&ga_search_query=quilt&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=all

    Gypsya:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/153668989/diamond-hand-block-in-queen?ref=col_view

    That’s why they are cheap, except, not surprisingly, you’re still getting a hefty mark up for that illusion that this might actually be made in Utah.

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