Saturday, 01 November 2014 10:51

Kantha Work

Kantha (Kānthā) work is a form of free style embroidery from India and Bangladesh. It is made from layers of cloth (usually cotton or silk), which are sewn together forming a quilt, using a running stitch with a relatively coarse thread. The patterns of kantha work tend to be based on simple geometric grids or more complicated, naturalistic designs including birds, foliage, animals and scenes of everyday activities.

Published in Indian subcontinent