Antique Bengali hand embroidered Nakshi Kantha featuring birds flying above two carriage carriers with a bride inside atop a hand quilted off-white cotton field

Antique Nakshi Kantha - 1' x 1'1

Regular price $650.00 Sale

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 a traditional wedding ceremony of the bride being brought to her in-laws. The participants, all female, are dressed in different celebratory attire. It is embellished with auspicious symbols of two birds and a fish. The birds may represent the new pairing and the fish may be fertility or a wish for children. It is embroidered in yellow, red and blue with some green used for the grass. The border has been cut directly from an old sari and attached.

In very good condition for it's age with some light wear to threads.


Size: 1' x 1'3" [30cm x 38cm]

Age: Q1 20th Century

Country of Origin: Bengal

Type of Textile: Nakshi Kantha

Material: Cotton

Condition: Very Good, The border has been taken directly from an old sari and attached around the perimeter




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