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Kantha: Forms and Transformations

 Author: Cathy Stevulak and Niaz Zaman  Category: Online magazine  Publisher: International Institute for Asian Studies, The Newsletter 89  Published: 2021

The kantha or, as it is increasingly referred to as the nakshi kantha, is an important aspect of Bengali women’s domestic arts and crafts. Kanthas are made in most parts of Bangladesh as well as in West Bengal. With transformations into many forms, the kantha can now be found worldwide, not only in museums, but in catalogues and shops, in drawing rooms and boardrooms, and worn by fashion models on runways. Photo here by Hafiz Khan

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