Kantha is a type of needlework that is being done in some of the rural areas of India especially in West Bengal. Kantha is multicolor embroidery that are done through running stitches. Initially kantha was done over discarded piece of fabrics or old sarees or clothes. Kantha shawls are the shawls holding kantha needlework over them. White, red, green,yellow and black are the major colors of threads use for doing kantha embroidery. Woolen and silk shawls with kantha art work are very much in demand and look very extraordinary. These visually appealing shawls can be worn with western or traditional dresses. Kantha shawls usually have motifs of humans, flowers, leaves, tress and fishes on them. The designs of these shawls are majorly inspired by Indian mythologies and religions. Kantha shawls are simple though unique wraps having elegance in themselves and are loved by women at large. These are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and patterns.
- Unique needlework done by rural people
- Embroidery done with running stitches
- Present in traditional and western designs
- Eye-catchy wrapping options
- Perfect for any occasion or outfit
- Combo of art and style.