Kantha Embroidery

India has a rich heritage of embroideries and art & crafts. People are well versed with traditional embroidery designs. Folk embroidery has always been a form of self-expression for the women in India.

It reflects their lives, as it is a mirror of their hidden desires and aspirations and expression of the culture, traditions and religious beliefs of the society

to which they belong.

Women love to utilize their time doing these creative works. Each region and country has its

Own distinctive style of embroidery, which incorporates the culture, their history and tradition.

Kantha embroidery involves a simple running stitch. It is the way the embroidery has been used that makes it extraordinary. It is a typical example of how a simple stitch can creates elaborate motifs. Usually the motifs are gods and goddesses, animals like duck, fish, peacock; floral & geometric patterns.

Kantha embroidery has classified into Lepkantha and SujniKantha depending on the use of the finished products in the art. The embroidery basically involves outlining decorative motifs with running stitch, using colorful threads. There are several patterns that can be used to cover the entire cloth. Hand embroidery is used by traditional artists who are skilled in their craftsmanship and have inherited the art of embroidery from their ancestors. In contemporary use, machine embroidery has replaced hand embroidery with other materials such as metal strips, precious and semi-precious stones, Sequins are used to add to this decorative stitching technique.

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