This Nakshi Kantha was crafted in Bengal during the early 20th century.
Kantha is a Bengali folk tradition of embroidering textiles using recycled cloth. This Kantha features a scene from the Ramayana. Rama and Sita are seated on a platform. Rama's brother Lakshmana fans them while his devotee Hanuman bows before them. Two eight petalled lotuses are embellished near the top. It is embroidered in yellow, red, and blue. The border is rendered with a colorful leaf like motif. It has been cut directly from an old sari and attached.
Very Good, The border has been taken directly from an old sari and attached around the perimeter
Size: 1' x 1'2" [30cm x 36cm]
Age: Q1 20th Century
Country of Origin: Bengal
Type of Textile: Nakshi Kantha
Condition: Good, with some fine repairs
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