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.
Running stitch: They are subdivided into Nakshi (figured) and par tola (patterned). Nakshi kanthas are further divided into motif or scenic kanthas.
Lohori Kantha: This type of Kantha is particularly popular in Rajshahi. These kanthas are further divided into soja (straight or simple), Kautar khupi (pigeon coop or triangle), borfi or diamond (charc
Lik or anarasi : The Lik or Anarasi (pineapple) type of Kantha is found in the Chapainawabganj and Jessore areas. The variations are lik tan, lik tile, lik jhumka, and lik lohori.
Cross-stitch or carpet: This type of Kantha was introduced by the English during the British Rule in India. The stitch used in this Kanthas is the cross-stitch.
Sujni Kantha : This type of baal is found only in Rajshahi area. The popular motif used is the undulating floral and vine motif.
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.