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KANTHA EMBROIDERY

The Kantha work is a traditional folk art of Bengal and was significantly used in quilting. The craft revived worn-out textiles or rags as new. The embroidery not only depicts stitches & designs but also expresses creativity, patience, imagination & the craftsmanship of the common Bengali women. We are now working with a cluster of Kantha artisans situated in the Birbhum district of Bengal to produce beautiful Kantha Embroidered Fabrics.

INTRODUCTION TO KANTHA EMBROIDERY:

Kantha work is perhaps the simplest form of embroidery. And in spite of its simplicity has a rich and elegant look. Traditionally Kantha was embroidered on old layered cloth with "running stitch", drawn out of the borders of old sarees. It usually depicted some stories of daily life, folk stories, epics, mythological background, ritualistic motifs, luxurious vegetation with roaming animals etc. The entire layered cloth was covered with running stitches resulting in a slightly wrinkled effect.
kANTHA STITCH HISTORY:

Kantha embroidery is an ancient craft, originating from India and was majorly found in West Bengal. The traditional folk art was popular in Bengal & the word itself meant ‘Patched Cloth’, and has been especially used in quilting since its early days. In fact, it is believed that the word Kantha is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘kontha’ meaning rugs. The thought behind this needlework was to reuse old clothes and materials and turn them into something new. This is what makes Kantha stitch history one of its kind.

KANTHA TODAY:

Kantha was invented out of basic necessity and was made of various sizes and layers as per the need, starting with small pieces of cloth for newborn babies, to the light covers for adults to use at night, and to wrap over the shoulders in winter mornings. Today, Kantha stitch design fabric is used to ornament different products like saree, stole, dresses, jackets and so on. Though the craft is now limited to rural areas in Bengal, efforts are being made to revive it on a larger scale.

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At Anuprerna, We Request Everyone To Contribute And Share. This Way We Can Create Global Recognition For These Beautiful Handwoven Crafts & Textiles To Bestow Value Onto The Ordinary Lives Of Our Artisans With Extraordinary Skills. And We Believe That's The Only Way We Can Build A Sustainable And Ethical World For Ourselves.

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