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Tribal Art in Color: Hand embroidered silk fabric

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This is a beautiful art created thru intricate hand embroidery called 'Kantha' in many colors on an ivory, almost cream silk fabric with irregular very thin stripes in maroon. This is so beautiful, you may just frame it and hang it on your wall and ofcourse you may also use this in your favorite craft projects.

There are many motifs like animals, fish, sun, plants houses, people doing activities like dancing, tending to plants, playing a local kind of drum called 'dhol', etc. This embroidery is done in maroon, pale yellow, Grey, pale green and black. There is a border around the embroidery in maroon and pale yellow. The fifth picture shows the back side of the fabric where you can see the thread knots, etc which shows that this is hand-embroidery.

Width of the fabric is 15 inches (38 cm) and length is 70 inches (178 cm).

Delivery Time: It takes 12-15 working days to reach most places.

Kantha is a popular embroidery art form similar to Japanese shashiko. More on the art form below. You may skip that text.

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Kantha is a type of embroidery popular in Bangladesh and in West Bengal, India. The use of kantha is popular in saris traditionally worn by women in Bengal, but any garment or cloth with kantha embroidery (having a border of decorative running stitch motifs) may be called a kantha garment.

Kantha stitching is also used to make simple quilts. Women in Bengal typically use old saris and cloth and layer them with kantha stitch to make a light blanket, throw or bedspread, especially for children. Kantha is very popular with tourists visiting Bengal and is a specialty of Bolpur/Shantiniketan, and is similar to the decorative running stitch of Japanese sashiko quilting. Kantha originated from the way in which Bengali housewives mended old clothes by taking out a strand of thread from the colorful border of their saris and making simple designs with them.

(Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kantha)

Tribal Art in Color: Hand embroidered silk fabric

Overview

  • Materials: hand embroidery, silk fabric, multi colored thread
  • Ships worldwide from Bangalore, India
  • Feedback: 1447 reviews
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