Nantucket Historical AssociationMuseum Shop

Kantha Sperm Whale Figure

SKU: 22439


-What is Kantha?  Kantha literally means “patched cloth”, but also refers to both the tradition of producing these unique, quilted objects (making something useful and beautiful out of old cloth), as well as the craft and stitch itself (a small, straight running stitch in Bengali embroidery).  Our Kantha sperm whale figure echoes primitive homespun toys.

-Each figure is unique and measures approximately 7 inches in length.