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Kantha work embroidery detail. There's always a bird somewhere! #kantha Image credit/copyright: the curated magazine

Kantha textile from India. For a traditional folk textile the colours are always so contemporary and often ahead of the curve for some Western sensibilities.

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Kantha style stitching using Perle Cotton by Debby Schnabel of DebbyQuilts. See detail at While this \reads\ as bars of satin stitch it is actually stacks of running stitch.

Kantha

Kantha

The kantha embroidery method has been used for hundreds of years in West Bengal. It’s a simple running stitch technique that yields designs of great charm. Tiny stitches in vibrant colors may depict a traditional story

Detail of kantha from Faridpur District, current day Bangladesh, second half of the 19th-century. Via HandEye Magazine.

Detail of kantha from Faridpur District, current day Bangladesh, second half of the Via HandEye Magazine. Can make a lovely scarf.

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