Saturday, June 11, 2011

Nakshi Kantha - Extraordinary Designs On Cloths

Nakshi Kantha or embroidered quilt is a folk art of Bangladesh and West Bengal, India that has been passed down through generations.The art has been flourishing in rural Bengal for centuries.The name nakshi kantha became particularly popular among literate people after the publication of Jasimuddin's poem Naksi Kanthar Math (1929).By far the most renowned embroidery of Bangladesh is the Nakshi Kantha. Immersed in ritual and social custom this “enchanted wrap” is an exquisite art where the basic material used is thread and old cloth.The art of kantha furnishes an illustration of the wonderful patience, craftsmanship and resourcefulness of the village woman.Kanthas are made throughout Bangladesh; but greater Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Faridpur and Jessore areas are most famous for this craft.

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