There are some exciting updates about the shop that we would like to share with you!
We have recently begun carrying an amazing new product- Pearl Moisturizing Cream by Ladybug Products. This cream will moisturize all skin types during these arid winters. The Weekly Sun has written a nice article about the cream and Lotus Boutique in their latest issue on page 13. You can read it here.
We would also like to mention that our friend Wei Fen Zhou of Shangri-La Excursions is putting together another fabulous trip to China in the next few months. If you would like to learn more about this trip visit Wei’s website.
Lastly, we cannot forget to invite you all to a last minute holiday gift sale, the Artisan’s Bazaar, on Saturday-Sunday, December 22nd- 23rd. If you haven’t been into the shop lately you are missing out on some really great new designs!
Kantha throws: literally, “quilt of recycled cotton rag” are traditionally associated with the rural women of Bengal, both in India and Bangladesh. Kantha has a long history including references even in medieval literature.
Made from layers of discarded saris joined by a simple running stitch, which typically produces a wonderful rippled effect. Kantha range from utilitarian quilts to exquisitely embroidered heirlooms, and are used primarily as bed pallets and as light wraps, with smaller versions traditionally used as swaddling clothes for babies.
Old cloth also has a magical purpose, as it is believed to symbolize prayers and ward off the “evil eye,” hence the rags often displayed at Indian shrines or tied to trees.
Please join us on February 18th for a night of Kantha education with Mieko Mintz original and one-of-a-kind kantha coats. These beautifully hand stitched coats are perfect for any wardrobe in the cold Sun Valley winters!