Folklore - The woven tales

  • 21 Aug 2023
  •   06:08 AM
  • Allium Rd, Brampton, ON, Canada, Ontario


Kantha is a type of embroidery craft in the eastern regions of the Indian subcontinent, specifically in Bangladesh and in the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura and Odisha. It is often practised by rural women. The traditional form of Kantha embroidery was done with soft dhotis and saris, with a simple running stitch along the edges.

In some cases, the entire cloth is covered with running stitches, employing beautiful motifs of flowers, animals, birds and geometrical shapes, as well as themes from everyday activities. Contemporary Kantha is applied to a wider range of garments such as sarees, dupatta, kurtas for men and women, gaining popularity due to their aesthetic value and handmade characteristics, mostly using cotton and silk. Each saree can take weeks, or even months to finish, depending on the intricacy of the pattern and the time that the embroiderer is able to devote to it.

Presenting these super stunning hand embroidered kantha sarees on pure gacchi tussar silk in a gorgeous palette.. All are finished with fall, peeko and an unstiched matching embroidered blouse piece.

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