This nakshi kantha scarf is embroidered with geometric motifs in a sea blue colour. The edges are even more intricately embroidered. Nakshi kantha is embroidering in the kantha stitch in various motifs and designs (naksha means design). The kantha stitch is a running stitch traditional in Bengal, read more about it here.
The scarf is made from handwoven tussar silk, a wild silk with a beautiful golden colour. The silk is embroidered with cotton thread.
size: approximately 50 x 200 cm
This nakshi kantha scarf is made in West Bengal, India. The female artisans making these scarves incorporate their life stories in the motifs they embroider on the scarves. The motifs tell the stories of their culture and practices, and of religious and mythical themes. The makers take around 60 hours to embroider one of these scarves, they get paid fairly for their work and skill. Each scarf is unique, so there is only one piece available.