Antique Bengali Hand embroidered Islamic Nakshi Kantha Textile featuring ornate natural designs in orange, purple and green

Antique Nakshi Kantha - 1'5 x 1'6

Regular price $575.00 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 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

Material: Cotton

Condition: Good, with some fine repairs




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