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kantha stoles the ethnic beauty
Kantha stoles are handembroidered in kantha style of both east bengal ( now Bangladesh ) and
west bengal in India .Bengal has got an old tradition of Kantha embroidery . Kantha Embroidery
benefits from global popularity for the quality of the fabrics weaved in Dacca . With attractive
terms like Running Water these were woven normal or even designed with fuller threads of white
cotton thread offering opaque types on the fantastic textile The jamdani once again white on white
, was stiched by a brocading method . The embroidery of Dacca followed the comparable method
. The pallusand edges of Kantha sarees were pleasantly embroidered with the motifs of the
cypress , leaf or stem used by the weaver . Aside from that the vivid white on refined white was
the reasonable color scheme of outrageous silk thread to deliver opulence in addition to a lighting
together with shade effect to the work . Silver-gilt wire was occasionally would always enhance
the effect .
The Bengal Kantha Embroidery is performed on Shawls , sarees , clothes , girdles in this way .
Stem stitch , running stitch , long and short stitch , chain stitch , laid work of silver gilt wire over a
padded foundation of yellow-colored cotton string all of the wanted to enhance the weaved design
of the fabric for Kantha embroidery was performed on both normal together with steady items
producing effects of constrained prosperity as well as richness .
The traditional Kantha stitches are presented in contemporary Kantha Sarees , dupattas not to
mention stoles . Chain stitch , back stitch , knot stitch , open work produced by lines of back stitch
pulled to create small openings are applied in the authentic color of the silk .
The Kantha embroidery in Bengal is normally designed in very simple running and also darning
stitches performed through many the levels of the fabric to form a style both equally at the front as
well as the back , is initiated at the center commonly with a lotus medallion . From this the work
proceeds towards the outer area spanning the full surface texture with a number of different
The area not included in the embroidery could possibly be quilted with vivid white running stitches
made using five or six threads place into the needle to hold the element intensely all together .
The border is in detail embroidered to present a rigid periphery to the quilt . As the Kantha is
conducted it becomes a firm cover and it looks like one part of thick material as compared with a
number of first-class versions welded with each other .
Kantha stoles today are made available in various kinds . The the very first character is
handembroidered in silk in motifs of birds , and simply leaves . The 2nd version is the reversible
kantha stole . Produced in comfortable cotton thread silk fabrics these are to begin with block
printed to form the patterns and then these patterns are handembroidered . The reversible kantha
stoles are extremly soft and can be worn around the neck with a western dress as well in addition
to the Indian salwar kameez and kurtas
The same tradition of quilting and embroidery , though in a more folkish form has persisted
inKantha Quilts of Bengal . The Kantha used as quilt , shawl , handkerchief , pillow cover , cover
for mirror , combs and toilet articles , is made entirely by women and is a marvellous example of
the recycling of waste material towards the production of artistic goods . Old , worn out sarees
and dhotis are placed one above the other , the best ones on top , the rest providing the filling .
The borders have previously been unpicked to yield the thread which would be used for the
embroidery . The word Kantha itself means patched cloth .
Nakshi kantha is definitely a prevalent version of kantha embroidery .The colourful styles or
themes which have been embroidered led to the brand "Nakshi Kantha" , which has been created
from theBengali word "naksha" , which refers to exquisite styles.Commonly , kantha was
fashioned for the consumption of the friends and family . At present , after the revival of the nakshi
kantha , they are created commercially .
Motifs of the nakshi kantha are far influenced by religious mindset not to mention way of life .
Despite the fact that not a single particular tight symmetry is implemented , a carefully
embroidered naksi kantha will usually include a focus . Nearly all kanthas will probably have a
lotus as focal point , and additionally around the lotus you can find normally undulating vines or
perhaps flower-patterned motifs , or even a shari border design . The motifs may include designs
of flower and leaves , birds and fish , animals , kithen forms even toilet articles .
While the majority kantas include some introductory layout , no 2 naksi kantas are similar .
Despite the fact that regular motifs are repetitive , the personalized touch is needed in the wide
assortment of stitches , shades and designs. Also see phulkari, phulkari dupatta,kantha stoles,
kantha embroidery, maheshwari salwar suits, potli bags, handmade clutches