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Kantha Saree - The proud heritage of Indian Fashion
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#1 Posted : Sunday, January 10, 2016 11:28:38 PM(UTC)

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Kantha, a popular style of embroidery that comes from West Bengal, is a significant symbol that displays the skill and talent of the rural women in Bengal. This type of stitch is basically the ‘running’ stitch, and is very simple. Traditionally this embroidery was used for quilts, dhotis and sarees, but over a period of time it has evolved and made its way right into the heart of Indian fashion. The yarn is taken from old saree borders; the design is then traced and finally covered `with running stitches. Today this kind of embroidery can be found on shawls, pillow covers, dupattas, and home furnishings as well. Over years this thread art changed its form. Now the same stitching technique is used to create beautiful art on various types sarees like silks, cottons etc. We take pride to associate with this Indian heritage.

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