Kantha Dishcloths - Set of 3

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Discover the unique charm and functionality of our set of 3 Kantha Dishcloths, meticulously crafted from upcycled cotton saris. These double-layer linens not only serve as a practical addition to your kitchen but also bring a splash of vibrant Indian tradition to your home while cleaning even the most stubborn stains. Each dishcloth is adorned with traditional kantha embroidery, showcasing the skillful artistry that has been passed down through generations.

Kantha, an ancient form of embroidery from the Indian subcontinent, involves simple running stitches that bring out intricate designs and tell stories through patterns. Our kantha washcloths are a celebration of this heritage, combining functionality with cultural preservation. The rich colors and patterns vary widely, offering a unique set each time--one that you'll be proud to display or gift.

Beyond their aesthetic appeal, these handmade washcloths are a testament to sustainable practices. Made from 100% recycled cotton, they reflect a commitment to eco-friendly products that reduce waste and promote recycling. The small hanging loops add a practical touch, making them easy to store within reach in your kitchen.

Ideal for a variety of household tasks, from drying dishes to wiping down countertops and more, these versatile fair trade kantha dishcloths are durable yet gentle enough for everyday use. Each cloth measures 11 1/2" square, providing ample surface for efficient cleaning. The set makes an excellent gift for anyone who appreciates a touch of artisan craftsmanship in their home essentials and is one of our best-selling handmade gifts.

As with all handcrafted items featuring traditional techniques, each piece includes unique patches and small imperfections that enhance its charm and testify to its handmade nature. These characteristics are celebrated as symbols of authenticity and are embraced as part of the fabric's story. Let us choose a unique dishcloth set you'll love.

To ensure the longevity and preservation of the vibrant colors and intricate embroidery, we recommend washing these kantha dishcloths with 1/2 cup of baking soda before the first use. This not only helps remove any mustiness that may have appeared during transit from India but also preserves the fabric's quality and coloration over time. Machine wash cold and line dry to keep them looking their best.

Embrace the beauty of sustainable living with our Kantha Dishcloths. Each wash and use brings out the softness of the cotton, making them a delightful addition to your home essentials that merge style, tradition, and practicality. These kantha towels are not just tools but treasures that offer a glimpse into a world of color, culture, and craftsmanship.

Dimensions: 11 ½" sq. ea.

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Artisans in East India

About the Artisan

Your purchase helps marginalized artisan groups in East India build their handcrafting skills, enhancing their access to markets and information, and increasing their income and productivity in a safe and sustainable way.

Since 1990, SERRV International has partnered with artisans in East India, providing a long-term trading partnership and interest-free advance payment for our orders. Through sales of their products, artisans from more than 70 craft groups (many are women),... Read more...


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Almost too beautiful to use
May 16, 2024  |  By Kathryn
These beautiful dish cloths can also be used as a dresser scarf. They are beautiful, soft and functional.

So glad I found these
Jan 23, 2023  |  By Susan Wilkes
Love the cotton fabric, stitching and colors of the dish cloths,

Kantha Dishcloths
May 31, 2022  |  By Mary Roddy
Wonderful dishcloths -bright, carefully sewn. But I don't want to use them for dishcloths anymore, alas.
They are too beautiful.

Long lasting
Dec 15, 2021  |  By Sigrid
I have bought a second set of these. The first one lasted forever and were so handy I used them till they were threadbare. I love the fact they are reused scraps!

Kantha Dishcloths
Dec 14, 2021  |  By dk
These are so nicely made. Larger than any other dishcloth. Good deal.

Perfect size, gorgeous colors
Feb 7, 2021  |  By Elizabeth
I have a good amount of these and they are,the perfect size to use for napkins! I am sure they are great dish towels as well, I just prefer to use them a different way. Makes for a colorful table setting!

Feb 6, 2021  |  By Liz
Love these towels! Put these in my children's lunchboxes for school. Brings a pop of colorful joy to their day! Thanks!!

Buying More!
Jul 20, 2020  |  By Sharon B
I love these Kantha dish cloths! They're not only beautiful (which makes it a little more fun to do dishes) but the craftsmanship is wonderful. I know it's kind of nutty to like a dish rag this much, but I'm sold. They dry quickly which helps eliminate any musty oders., and they even have a hang tag. I have a lot of Kantha dish towels and napkins, so these fit right in!

Sari Products
May 22, 2020  |  By Kathleen A Kelly
All the sari products are great. Beautiful colors and designs.

Apr 6, 2020  |  By Mary Jo. Hanson
Love the dish cloths. Just the right size and very absorbent. Hooks are a real plus

Mar 6, 2020  |  By Mary
I ordered two sets of these dishcloths and I am so glad I did! Each is different. All beautiful.

Kantha Dishcloth Set
Mar 4, 2020  |  By Vicki Halls
As like everything Kantha these dishcloths are genius. The size is generous and they are soft and gently clean my dish's and kitchen surfaces.

Uniquely Beautiful
Nov 30, 2019  |  By Beth
I use these dish cloths as napkins and they add a unique beauty to a table setting. Colorful and reversible, each cloth is created with excellent craftsmanship and adds a warm, loving energy to my home.

Kantha Dishcloths Set
Jul 28, 2019  |  By Amanda Geary
I bought a set of these dishcloths as well as a set of the kitchen towels. Both are beautiful and useful and make me happy when I use them (which is saying something....since that means I am washing dishes/cleaning!). Thank you for providing such beautiful products.

kantha cloths
Jul 17, 2019  |  By beth
great way to repurpose beautiful fabrics! i use one to wipe down the bathroom sink and the others in the kitchen. will be getting more to use as napkins and mini placemats

Lovely dish cloths
Jun 7, 2019  |  By Elizabeth
I bought these dish cloths to use as napkins. I could not be more pleased. They are soft, absorbent, carefully crafted and cheerful.
I enjoy using them and imagining the women who made them. Thanks for another wonderful product.

Luncheon Napkins
Mar 26, 2018  |  By Lisa
We have a customer who purchased these as her luncheon napkins. They were exactly the size she was looking for and the fun color combinations would brighten up her table setting.

Love my new dishcloths!
Nov 14, 2017  |  By LeeAnne
For years I have looked for Fair Trade dish cloths, so I was very excited to discover this product from Serrv. And when I received them I was even happier as they are beautifully made, work great and even hold up through the washer and dryer!

My favorite dishcloths
Nov 6, 2017  |  By Teri
I love the size and weight of these cloths made from recycled sari's. The colors are fun! I bought more to give as gifts.

Sep 16, 2017  |  By Teri
I bought these dish cloths to use as gifts in addition to keeping some for my own use. The one I am currently using has all the colors of my kitchen and is just the right weight to clean and wipe counters. I hate thick cloths and this is just to my liking!

Jun 25, 2017  |  By Pat
These will make a nice gift. I am giving them separately.

Reduce, reuse, recycle, and make it beautiful.
Feb 4, 2017  |  By Dacy
These cloths, which reuse cotton from saris, are stunningly beautiful. What a lovely way to care for creation. In the set I bought, each side is a different, attractive pattern. They can not only function as dish cloths, but as a model for your own out of style or outgrown cotton prints.