Kantha is popular due to their aesthetic value.
Decor can give a home a sense of identity and that can be anything, including Desi blankets.
Blankets which are inspired by Desi culture are a growing trend when it comes to home decor, both with Desi and non-Desi people.
Many feature intricate patterns and use traditional art forms.
The result is vibrant designs which are guaranteed to give any living space a pop of colour.
In many cases, Desi blankets are handmade, meaning that each one is slightly different.
With a wide variety available, here are 10 Desi blankets which are ideal for your home.
For the home, this Desi blanket is perfect to have as it acts as both a quilt and a blanket, using a traditional embroidery craft known as Kantha.
Kantha is mainly seen in Bangladesh as well as the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura and Odisha.
The stitching gives it a slightly wrinkled effect and Kantha is popular due to their aesthetic value.
Designs such as flowers, geometrical shapes and animals are common and this Desi blanket showcases that.
It features brightly coloured birds and flowers among trees to give the blanket a picturesque look. The designs feature on a grey backdrop, making the colours stand out even more.
When looking closely, blue stitching can be seen, which gives the wavy effect that Kantha is known for.
For those who like contrasting colours along with traditional embroidery, this Desi blanket is one to spice up the home.
Patchwork is another common design in Indian embroidery and for those looking for some tradition in the home, this white patchwork blanket is perfect.
Not only does it feature patchwork but Kantha stitching is also prevalent on this Desi blanket.
Squares of stunning printed Indian art on silk fabrics have been combined to create a vibrant white bedspread.
It is mostly white but the prints add a plethora of other colours. Lines of red and white Kantha stitching run down the length of the bedspread.
Meanwhile, the reverse has red and white Kantha stitching on white cotton fabric.
What makes this design so appealing is that because each one is handmade, they are all slightly unique to one another.
It makes for a standout blanket to have within the home.
This Desi blanket has a subtle design, but it is one which will give the home a lift.
It is a soft cotton quilt featuring a kingfisher blue pattern as well as intricate detailing around the edge.
This particular blanket is reversible, with small flowers on the other side.
By showcasing the two designs regularly, you can ensure that your home decor stays looking fresh and continues giving the room a modern look.
It is made from lightweight cotton with a quilted cotton filling, making it comfortable whatever the use.
This Desi blanket is perfect to use as a summer quilt or as an additional bedspread in cooler weather.
This Desi blanket is another type that is perfect for those looking for some tradition.
It features an Ajrakh design which is a unique form of block-printing typically found in Sindh, Pakistan.
Designs and patterns are created by using stamps to make block prints.
Ajrakh has become a symbol of Sindhi culture but it is also famous in the Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat.
Typically, detailed patterns are featured in a multitude of colours like this blanket. This one has various shades of red among darker coloured details.
This type of design is popular among block print enthusiasts, hence why Ajrakh blankets are also seen.
The bright colours and small details will add vibrancy to your living space and bedroom.
This is an incredibly detailed Desi blanket and it uses traditional kalamkari art.
Kalamkari is an art form which is popular in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
It is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile and only natural dyes are used. Featuring 23 steps, this design involves freehand drawing.
In relation to this olive-coloured blanket, numerous wooden printing blocks have been used.
Intricate designs surround the blanket while a huge centrepiece will brighten up the bedroom.
Vegetable dyes have been used for this Desi blanket and they are traditional to the art form.
This type of decorative cloth popularised Indian chintz fabrics between 1600 and 1800.
Kalamkari may be an old art form but it will be a timeless home decor option to go for.
This Turkoman velvet quilt is inspired by the Turkmen tribal rugs that were originally made by nomadic tribes.
They are mainly for rugs and in Pakistan, they are mostly made of synthetic colours, with cotton warps and wool.
This quilt is inspired by that, featuring rich crimson ribbed velvet decorated with fine gold embroidery and exotically patterned black Devore.
The result is a richly coloured and stunning design.
It has a contrast of red and blue which elevate the entire design of this Desi blanket and the patterns resemble the ones found in Turkoman textiles.
The velvet gives it a more luxurious feel, making it an elegant home decor item to have.
This Jaisalmer butterfly-patterned blanket is inspired by the designs popularly seen in the city of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
It is a white cotton appliqued blanket which features coloured embroidery in a butterfly pattern.
A combination of reverse applique and embroidery make this a stunning item to have in the home.
As it is handmade, each one will be subtly unique, making it a one-of-a-kind blanket to have.
The colourful designs stand out but when looking closely, the stitching is in an array of colours.
The Indian designs are perfect for those looking to add some culture into their living space.
Reverse Vintage Blanket
This Desi blanket is a great addition to the home if you are looking for something vintage.
Using Kantha-styled embroidery, this blanket has two completely different designs on each side.
On one side is a teal colour featuring a repeated motif of an Indian woman while the other is watermelon red with a small repeat motif.
It is best utilised as a quilt but it can also be used as a bedspread or blanket as it is lighter than the average quilt.
This wool blanket is hand-woven from local sheep’s wool on traditional pit looms in Kutch, Gujarat, an area known for its weaving.
Wool in Kutch has a distinctive “dry” texture but this blanket also uses merino wool to soften it.
As the weaving is spun by hand, the blanket has an irregular colour, bringing it to life.
It is embellished with lines of traditional designs in jewel-like colours.
It is hemmed all around, giving this blanket a sophisticated look and perfect for any kind of use.
For those wanting a bold blanket that will stand out in the home, this is the one for you.
It is a stylised floral print on a deep blue background over-stitched with white Kantha stitching.
The reverse shows white stitching on a blue background.
While the floral patterns are detailed, they are bold, showcasing vibrant flowers which will provide some life to any room.
It is ideal as a quilt but the light material also makes it great to use as a blanket when sitting and relaxing.
These 10 Desi blankets are bound to bring some much-needed vibrancy to any home.
Traditional techniques are used to create colourful designs with intricate details.
With so many available, it will not be difficult to find one that you like.