Antique Bengali Nakshi Kantha hand embroidered textile with a red diamond border and floating motif of fish, birds and boteh on a hand quilted field

Antique Nakshi Kantha - 2'8 x 3'2

Regular price $750.00 Sale

This Nakshi Kantha was crafted in East Bengal during the early 20th century.

Kantha is a Bengali folk tradition of embroidering textiles using recycled cloth. This Kantha features a water scene with a lotus floating in the center and in each corner. Local birds (Doyel) and fish (Ilish), butterflies, boteh (kalka in local context) are embroidered in red, black and yellow thread on a recycled cotton base. The "chok par" or eye border which offers protection from the evil eye, often found on saris, frames the whole.

In very good condition for it's age with a variety of small repairs made over the years with care.

 

Size: 2'8" x 3'2" [81cm x 97cm]

Age: Q1

Country of Origin: East Bengal (Bangladesh)

Type of Textile: Nakshi Kantha

Material: Cotton

Condition: Very Good, with some fine repairs

 

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