What are the motifs used in Kantha embroidery?
In early Kantha embroidery, motifs were influenced by primitive art. With time, Hindu Kantha embroiderers created motifs of Gods, peacocks, tigers and auspicious colourful motifs. Geometric and floral designs were, and still are, commonly found in motifs created by Muslim Kantha embroiderers.
Which is the most widely used Kantha embroidery?
There are different types of Kantha made for articles of different uses, with the Lep and Sujani being the most popular and well-known. 1) Archilata Kantha – Covers for mirrors or toilet accessories with wide, colorful borders. 2) Lep Kantha – Wraps which are heavily padded to make warm quilts.
What is Katha stitch?
Kantha (also spelled kanta, and qanta) 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. In Odisha, old saris are stacked on each other and hand-stitched to make a thin piece of cushion.
What is Durjani kantha?
Durjani Kantha – It consists of square wraps which are stitched together to form a wallet. It has an embroidered border and elaborate lotus in the middle.
How is kantha stitch saree made?
The word “kantha” in Bengali means an embroidered quilt. Quilts used to be made from recycled sarees and dhotis by women in rural Bengal by layering 3-4 pieces of old sarees or dhotis and using coloured threads from the border of one of the sarees to stitch the layers together by embroidering patterns on them.