Nakshi kantha

Traditional Nakshi kantha. Traditional Nakshi kantha.

Nakshi kantha is a form of kantha work, promoted among others by Surayia RahmanKantha quilts are traditionally made from layers of cloth salvaged from old saris and dhotis, although by the end of the twentieth century new cloth was also being used. Nakshi kanthas are often not quilted, but used as decorative wall hangings.

The end design may consist of a simple grid or trellis pattern, or more complex daily life scenes and figurative designs of humans, animals and birds.

See also the entry on a modern nakshi kantha, called Georgian Times, designed by Surayia Rahman (Bangladesh) in 2003.

Wikipedia (retrieved 12 May 2021).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 12 May 2021).



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