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Kantha Reversible kantha blanket is still the most popular form of embroidery practiced by rural women typically use old saris and cloth and layer them with Kantha stitch to make a light blanket, throw or bedspread, Kantha is a traditional embroidery style of Bengal, involving simple and running stitches. Kantha work originated in Bengal for making quilts out of waste fabric. The word Kantha, in fact, means embroidered quilt in used to arrange pieces of fabric in layers and stitch them together into a quilt using a running stitch, which later began to be known as Kantha work. This quilt would be used either to sleep on or as a blanket to cover oneself.

Tapestries, handcrafted

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