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 polychrome abstracted floral design. It is embroidered using a relatively wide palette of yellow, red, blue, pink and orange. Beautiful use of black and red running stitches provide a lovely backdrop. It appears to have been cut down from a larger cloth at some point and reassembled.
In good condition for it's age. Appears to have been cut down and reassembled during it's life. The backing has been added.
Size: 1'5" x 1'6" [43cm x 46cm]
Age: Q1 20th Century (1900-1925)
Country of Origin: Bengal
Type of Textile: Nakshi Kantha
Condition: Good, with some fine repairs
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