Kantha Embroidery - Pride of Bengal Art

Kantha Embroideries are not oldest art form of Bengal. It is not only the pride of Bengal but also popular throughout the world.

Kantha Stiches are probably the embroidery of oldest form that has kept the women of Bengal engaged. Kantha embroidery is usually made on silk and cotton fabrics from India. Regularly done in saris of India and dhotis- Kantha embroidery mainly composed of running stitches used for creating various motifs of flowers, images of birds, animal and geometrical patterns. Also used for blankets, quilts by the way of stitching five to six layer of cloth collectively. The thread used for the purpose is derived from the ends and edges of worn clothes. These embroidered clothes are used for blankets, garments, bed sheets, pillow covers, table and box covers.

Gradually most of the traditional art and craft forms of West Bengal were vanished but with the assistance of the Government of West Bengal and the passion of people of Bengal towards this convention has helped many of the endangered forms to regain its place and conquer the hearts and adorn the homes of many people in India, A delightful item for the exporters of handicrafts having its market worldwide. Kantha embroidery designs, kantha motifs the most excellent place for shopping of Art and Crafts of Bengal is the City of Joy, Kolkata as varieties of these handicraft items of India are all brought here in order to fetch handsome rewards for the masters and creators of this enchanting art.

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