This Nakshi Kantha was crafted in Bengal during the late 19th century.
Kantha is a Bengali folk tradition of embroidering textiles using recycled cloth. This Kantha is a narrative Kantha that tells a story over multiple scenes. It may display a classic folk story or something relevant to the maker. A variety of scenes of village life are showcased including collecting wood, making of chapathi, and a conflict where the participants are holding sticks or other weapons. A very intriguing piece that incorporates many varied scenes into a visually balanced whole.
In very good condition with some areas of light discoloration and small holes.
Size: 1'9" x 2' [53cm x 61cm]
Age: Late 19th Century
Country of Origin: Undivided Bengal
Type of Textile: Nakshi Kantha
Condition: Very good, some areas of light discoloration and small holes
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