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#19/100. Times gone by, the women of Bengal would layer two-three pieces of discarded sari or cloth together, use threads from the border of an old sari and embroider intricate motifs – birds, mythological figures, folk stories, personal feelings – on the layered garment to make a Kantha (embroidered quilt) In times gone by, the women of Bengal would layer two-three pieces of discarded sari or cloth together, use threads from the border of an old sari and embroider intricate motifs – birds, mythological figures, folk stories, personal feelings – on the layered garment to make a Kantha (embroidered quilt)
The embroidery primarily consisted of the running stitch and its spin-offs (archilata, lep, ooar, sujani stitches) and thus ‘Kantha work’ came to be associated with this particular type of stitch.
It was then Rabindranath tagore fondly known as Thakur da..started kantha work in shantiniketan. He gave kantha a new dimension it was his forsight that helped people of Bengal introduce this beautiful craftsmenship to the world.
Kolkatta love reloaded. Picked this beautiful kantha saree from the heart itself. “Shantiniketan “.

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