Antique Bengali hand embroidered Nakshi Kantha depicting a scene from the Ramayana

Antique Nakshi Kantha - 1' x 1'2

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 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

Material: Cotton

Condition: Good, with some fine repairs




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