Kantha Stitch Saree
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Katha or Kantha, is a very popular & oldest style of hand embroidery that comes from Bolpur-Shantiniketan of West Bengal, and displays the skill and talent of the rural women. Katha stitch (also known as Nakshi Kantha) is basically the ‘running’ hand stitch saree, 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 Kantha Stitch Saree.
If you desire to bring out the true essence, you must choose the best design as per your complexion. Available in variety of designs of the stitches, you can evidences indicating the tradition of saree draping since Indus Valley Civilization. Women of all age groups can browse this site to get perfect match.