Kantha by Srimirthi (Mrs.) Lokhibala Dashi

Kantha by Srimirthi (Mrs.) Lokhibala Dashi, early 20th century, West Bengal, India. Kantha by Srimirthi (Mrs.) Lokhibala Dashi, early 20th century, West Bengal, India. Copyright Textile Museum of Canada, acc. no. T04.24.152.

The Textile Museum of Canada holds a kantha embroidery from West Bengal in India. It was made by Srimirthi (Mrs.) Lokhibala Dashi sometime between 1920 and 1960. It measures 184 x 128 cm and is made of cotton. These kanthas were made of pieces of old clothing, sewn together, and embroidered with running and darning stitches, often with a lotus motif in the centre.

This particular kantha was on display in the exhibition Perpetual Motion, Textile Museum of Canada, 2012-2013.

Textile Museum of Canada online catalogue (retrieved 6 December 2016).

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