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Age-old traditional art in modern format – Kantha work

Kantha work is embroidery done on used apparel, renewing their looks and extending their life. It is a unique art from Murshidabad in former Bengal. Kantha Work is essentially done on old sarees, dhotis and other apparel like shalwar kameez. It is a running stitch on the fabrics in the form of motifs such as animals, birds, flowers, simple geometrical shapes and scenes from everyday life.

The interesting journey of Kantha

Bengali women used to mend their old clothes by making designs from a strand of thread off the colorful border of their saris. This led to an art practiced by rural women securing them a respectable means of earning a modest income. Kantha work done on a salwar suit gives it a wrinkled and wavy look and transforms old clothes into extraordinarily new creations. Though the running stitch is most popular for its ease, other forms of stitch such as darning stitch, satin stitch and loop stitch are also used.

Kantha stitching is also employed in the making of quilts, known as Nakshi Kantha. Women use old garments and other cloth, layering them with the kantha stitch to make small blankets and bedspreads, for children. Kantha embellishes a wide range of garments, such as sarees, salwar kameez, dupattas, shirts, bedding and a variety of other fabrics in cotton and silk. Old saris and dhotis are transformed by kantha work to serve as gifts for beloved ones. Based on the use of the fabric, Kantha is divided into seven different types, of which Lep Kantha and Sujani Kantha are famous.

Kantha is a way of life; a tradition that is still followed meticulously. kanthas are prepared for small babies to lie on, wedding kanthas are made by mothers and gifted to their daugthers and kanthais present on the ceremonial cloth meant for funeral rites.

Buy online Kantha work shalwar kamiz from Unnati Silks

Unnati has a good collection of Kantha work shalwar kamiz. You have kantha worked varieties like Chanderi Sico and Chanderi Silk where the kameez has attractive mango bootis, zari borders and kantha work on it, the salwar is plain and the dupatta a designer multi-colour affair with sensational borders. There is the Jamdani handloom cotton, with self colour jamdani weaving, kantha embroidery on the kameez, plain salwar and a designer chunni with a lot of floral designs. There is the Punjab cotton salwar kameez with beautiful self-colour Kantha work on the kameez, a plain contrast salwar and a dupatta with kantha work all over.Then you also have the Pochampally handloom cotton salwar suit with vertical design kantha work and ikkat embroidery. Plain salwar and matching dupatta with kantha work complete the nice picture.

Buy salwar kameez online and get the Unnati advantage

Unnati Silks, largest ethnic Indian shop online provides for you to purchase shalwar suit online, unstitched or semi-stitched kantha work salwar kamiz with matching dupatta.

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