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Embroidery - Kantha Embroidery

The beauty of this style lies in its extreme simplicity. The stitch is a simple running stitch done in such a way that it gives a unique quilted look. An art form of Bengal and synonymous with embroidered quilt, Kantha also stands for dorukha, which implies recycling of old and worn cloth

Kontha in Sanskrit means rags. Precious silks and expensive clothes on becoming old were piled into layers and stitched together. Some legends draw parallels with a lady's self-expression. The real kantha describes a story, the emotions and the life of the artist .The motifs range from flowers, animals, geometric patterns or even gods and goddesses.

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