Kantha : Exquisitely Embroidered
Exquisitely handcrafted from Bengal - Kantha Silk Sarees, Scarfs and Dupatta
Kantha embroidery is a type of embroidery typical of Bengal . In olden days old saris were stacked on each other and hand-stitched to make a relatively thin and comfortable piece of cushion.To make the piece of cushion more attractive, women stitched various figures and motifs with simple straight stitches. The motifs on the Kantha drew inspiration from the day-to-day village life and nature (e.g. peacock, parrot, tiger and flowers). The elaborate use of threads of multiple colors made the end-product extremely colorful, attractive and beautiful. With changing time, the ‘Kantha’ is not in use so much. However, the embroidery known as Kantha stitch survived and flourished. Find an exquisite collection of Kantha stitched silk sarees from Shantiniketan, the main hub for this art in modern times.