Musicians in Kantha Embroidery by She Kantha


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Size : Large
Dimensions : H: 45 (in) by W: 43 (in)
Medium : Cotton Thread on Tussar Silk Fabric

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In the skilled hands of She Kantha, a collective of talented women artists from Bengal, an exquisite Kantha embroidery piece comes to life, depicting a captivating scene of olden times. A group of musicians engages in a harmonious melody, playing an array of instruments that intricately adorn the cloth canvas. The careful stitches bring forth the soulful expressions of each musician, capturing the essence of a bygone era. The detailed borders of the artwork further frame the scene, enhancing its overall aesthetic appeal.
She Kantha artisans employ traditional techniques in their embroidery, utilizing stitches like running stitch, darning stitch, and satin stitch to bring depth and texture to the depiction. The threads used in this masterpiece are a testament to the region's textile heritage, carefully selected for their vibrant hues. The various instruments embroidered on the canvas showcase the meticulous attention to detail, highlighting the artisans' commitment to preserving the cultural richness of Bengal through the art of Kantha embroidery.


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Kantha


Kantha embroidery is an indigenous household craft initially practiced by rural women of Bengal and Orissa. It involves layering up soft and worn-out clothes using a simple running stitch with colorful threads. A usual Kantha cloth has a slightly wrinkled and wavy appearance and the designs are identical on both sides. Nevertheless, each piece of Kantha is unique as there are no formal rules and all the elements like color, composition, and techniques depend on the craftsman. History and Legend Kantha may owe its name to kontha, the Sanskrit word for rags. The history of Kantha traces back to ancient Bengal, where women would skillfully stitch together layers of old saris and dhotis to create beautiful quilts. Originally, Kantha served as a means of recycling worn-out garments, transforming them into stunning pieces of art. Over time, this craft evolved beyond its utilitarian purpose, becoming a cherished tradition passed down through generations from mother to daughter. Based on a legend, print Siddharta (who later became Mahatma Buddha) was donned only in a ‘chhinna Kantha’ or tattered Kantha, when he left his home in search of ultimate truth. The great thinker and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore also wrote about this incident in his poem Ebar Phirao Morey. Technique Kantha embroidery encompasses a wide range of products, including sarees, dupattas, quilts, and wall hangings. The identity of Kantha embroidery lies in its distinctive running stitch, known as "Kantha stitch." Traditionally, this stitch is executed by hand using a fine needle and colorful threads. The artisans skillfully create intricate patterns and motifs, ranging from floral designs to geometric shapes, using variations of the basic running stitch. The choice of material often reflects the regional variations within Kantha craft, with each region showcasing its distinct motifs and color palettes.



Product Details

Title
Musicians in Kantha Embroidery by She Kantha
Artist
She Kantha
Art Style
Kantha
Medium
Cotton Thread
Size
Large
Dimension
45 in(H) X 43 in(W)
Themes
Musical, Folk Art
Color
Green, gray
Country of Origin
West Bengal, India

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