Friday, June 10, 2016

Kantha Embroidery

Kantha embroidery... A stitch that comes alive

Can you make out the fine running Kantha in the bedspread?

Kantha embroidery is one of the oldest embroidery and in simple words it is nothing other than running stitches.It is a widely practiced art in the state of West Bengal and Orissa and is believed to exist since 500 years. Originally rural women used this form of embroidery to re use old fabrics and sarees by stitching them together in layers.Quilts were often made from old saris when they used to give away but now a days due its popularity Kantha is a much loved embroidery form among all needle and thread lovers.

A quilt...

Now, this I must say is innovation!

These days apart from clothing, Kantha is used in home furnishings such as bed covers, quilts, furniture and furnishings too!.Kantha stitched with multicolored threads can be a treat to the eyes.It has captured the interests of global audience and finds popularity among the designers in U.K and Japan.

Oh! love this Potli...
The motifs used to embroider Kantha are simple everyday objects, flora and fauna and folk scenes.It
is an affordable, practical yet mesmerizing form of embroidery.


Ranjana's craft blog said...

Even I love Kantha embroidery. Thought it is simple running stitch, the embroidery looks too good. Loved the quilt you have shared.

Joy Fernadis said...

Nice blog thanks for sharing.
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Bharath Narasiman said...

Valuable information! Looking forward to seeing your notes posted.
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