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Kantha

Kantha

The kantha embroidery method has been used for hundreds of years in West Bengal. It’s a simple running stitch technique that yields designs of great charm. Tiny stitches in vibrant colors may depict a traditional story

Kantha (Embroidered Quilt)  Artist/maker unknown, Bengali  Geography: Made in West Bengal, India, Asia or Bangladesh, Asia Made in Undivided...

Kantha (Embroidered Quilt) Artist/maker unknown, Bengali Geography: Made in West Bengal, India, Asia or Bangladesh, Asia Made in Undivided...

Made a dragon pattern a few years ago that I've been wanting to embroider. I think it won't be so daunting if I use sashiko instead of going for satin stitch...

Made a dragon pattern a few years ago that I've been wanting to embroider. I think it won't be so daunting if I use sashiko instead of going for satin stitch...

Kantha embroidery from Bengal, India.  The stitches used in kantha are: running stitch, darning stitch, satin and loop stitch. Stem stitch is also used to outline the figures.

Kantha embroidery from Bengal, India. The stitches used in kantha are: running stitch, darning stitch, satin and loop stitch. Stem stitch is also used to outline the figures.