celebrating kantha artisans


I was not paying any attention to ongoing Lakme Fashion Week spring summer 2008, Mumbai until I saw this photo feeling a little heaviness around my vocal chords!


It is a rarity, the kind of scene I have not seen before! A fashion designer brought with her kantha artisans on stage to take a bow . I have developed sudden admiration for fashion designer from Kolkatta; Agnimitra Paul who celebrated kantha embroiders in such a beautiful way. (Such things are long over-over due from fashion industry)

Just to celebrate kantha artisans, here are few random kantha work images and how-to and award-winning artisans’ work.


How to do kantha work step by step. More here.


What is kantha embroidery and history.


A few award winning creations and the artisans.


Kantha work pillows at Pottery Barn.

15 thoughts on “celebrating kantha artisans”

  1. Awesome! Thats the smallest word I found to describe this stunning work!

  2. wow, that is a truly moving gesture. something different than what you see on a fashion ramp !

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