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Pushparam . पुष्पारम | Kantha Tussar Silk Stole ~ Embroidered (E)

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Shadows of leaves playing hide and seek on a sunlit wall, faces of people, animals.... emerging from the patterns of bathroom tiles, clouds merging, splitting to create shapes, beasts, birds, children playing, canvases of external facades of buildings surrounding us.... open up.... a whirlpool of imagination... extending to sheets of fabric, Embroidered by the women of Bengal.... spilling a beautiful world of creations all around us...

  • Rs.2,400

Availability: 1

Product Code: 3788-SK24-feb-17

Made/ Mkt. By: Gaatha

Box- L.W.H | Wgt:25 x 25 x 20in | 500g

Kantha stitch is nothing but the humble running stitch and it essentially comes from the word Kantha/quilt.



Kantha, Patched, quilted and vividly embroidered textile was made mainly in Bangladesh (earlier known as east Bengal), West Bengal and Bihar out of old saris and dhoti.  It’s  an art form that has been born out of necessity by woman of the poor economical strata to hand sew pieces of old sarees to make soft quilts to comfort them during cooler times. However, the process grew much beyond that and became decorative with several styles.



The work of Hindu and Muslim women differed in the kinds of motifs and patterns used. The Muslim women used more geometrical patterns and floral motifs which were executed with fine craftsmanship. On the other hand, the ones that Hindu women made were more pictorial and narrative of their own household and domestic life.



In ancient times, the kantha was entirely made out of re-used cloth, even the threads removed from the fabric to secure the layers of fabrics and they were not intended to be sold. The density and the direction of the running stitches over layers of soft fabrics rendered it a unique tonality and rippled effect.



However, today the stitch has been contemporized into many different forms and product types and is being done on new fabrics such as silks and cottons. The typical way of how the practice is still followed by the craft groups in eastern India is that they first trace the pattern on a piece of thick tracing sheet, and then pinning (making perorations along the lines of the design) is done on the tracing paper. After pinning, the image is transferred onto the fabric with Zinc oxide mixed with Kerosene/ or some other solvent. Once the motif is traced, the woman ties it to an embroidery loop. In-between her household chores she fills up the fabric with many minute stitches to put it all together.

Craftsmen
Made by Artisan from Bengal working with Gaatha
Material
Made of Tussar Silk
Instruction
About Sizes 200 x 56 Cms.
Note - Imperfections and variations in the product cannot be termed as defects, as these are intrinsic to the handmade process. -We take 2 week of time from the date of confirmed order. Since each piece will be created specially for you after the order is placed,
Care Hand wash separately in cold water, using mild detergent / Dry Clean Only.

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