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Kantha Stitch Saree

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Silk Kantha Stitch Saree | Hand Stitch Saree

Katha or Kantha, is a very popular & oldest style of hand embroidery that comes from Shantiniketan of West Bengal, and displays the skill and talent of the rural women. Katha stitch is basically the ‘running’ stitch, and traditionally was used for quilts, dhotis but with time it has evolved into Indian fashion industry. The remarkable kantha needlework is purely spontaneous folk expression of personal desire and emotion of the rural woman belonging to different region, ethnic, and religious groups. Thus, as no-two human being is same – no two kantha pieces are same. This kind of embroidery truly marks a flair for style in any individual, while maintaining the appeal of comfort and leisure. This particular hand-art has crossed the Indian border and is being recognized by international fashion industry. Moreover this intricate artwork is very time consuming, and it takes about 2-6 months for a full time artisan to make one Katha Stitch Saree.