Passed down generationally, kawandi are lively and dense, characterized by strong broad stitches holding together multiple layers of scrap material placed on top of a single large "sari" which serves as the bottom layer. Each added layer consists of smaller sized cloths.
- Stitches (Siddi-Kawandi-Quilt)
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