Nakshi Kantha

Traditional Nakshi kantha. Traditional Nakshi kantha.

Nakshi kantha is a form of kantha work. Kantha quilts are traditionally made from layers of cloth salvaged from old saris and dhotis, although by the end of the twentieth century new cloth was also being used. The layers of material of nakshi kanthas are normally sewn together with a running stitch.

The end design may consist of a simple grid or trellis pattern, or more complex daily life scenes and figurative designs of humans, animals and birds.

See also the entry on a modern nakshi kantha, called Georgian Times, made by Surayia Rahman (Bangladesh) in 2003.

Wikipedia (retrieved 9 July 2016).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 9 July 2016).


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