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.