KANTHA STITCH SAREES
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Have you got any ceremony to attend recently? Does your wardrobe look empty? Well, then it is time for getting into some shopping spree! Yay!!! But then, what are you going to shop? And, since it is a high society party that you have to attend, you need to keep in mind that looking elegant is a must. After looking at all your criteria, the best suited dress for the occasion will be the Shantiniketan kantha stitch sarees .
Kantha stitch sarees - an introduction
The kantha work on the saree is nothing but an embroidery work on discarded or used material. After the handicraft upon the cloth is complete, the kantha saree is ironed properly to make it appear saleable. You can purchase kantha stitch saree online . This unique piece of art form is practiced mainly in Murshidabad, Bolpur and Bihar. The stitch is nothing but simple and minute run stitches in the form of various motifs like birds, animals, some mythological characters, etc.
In fact, kantha played a vital role in the empowerment of women. The women in the rural villages took up the kantha work as a means of their income. Its origination comes from how women in Bengal previously used to stitch their old clothes. This craft is still in practice in the nooks and corners of Bengal. Rather, it is better to say that kantha stitch saree in Kolkata knows no bounds.
Kantha in today's modern world
Although the saree originated years back, yet still today, kantha stitch sarees hold an important position. The running stitches on kantha saree give it a wavy look. Besides the simple run stitch other kinds of stitches such as loop stitch, satin stitch and darning stitches are also used often. Apart from sarees, kantha stitch is also used in preparing quilts known commonly as nakshi kantha. So, you can say that like other traditional items, exclusive kantha stitch sarees with latest design are an emotion of the people of Bengal.
The cost of a kantha stitch saree depends on the amount of work it has, the kind of fabric that has been used and the intricate stitching pattern. Today, people have come up with kantha work either on the pallu or on the borders instead of using the design on the full saree. Very often, if you take a keen notice on the hanta cloth, you will find that the kantha stitches depict some mythological tale.
Some unknown facts about kantha stitch sarees
Kantha means a distinct style of embroidery in Bolpur, Shantiniketan and Bengal. Traditionally, the village women used to sew their cloth layers with the run stitch. Gradually, they thought of using the same stitch on the saree. Therefore, it started to look better. That is how kantha stitch saree manufacturers began working for making the sarees a formal piece of attire and selling them in the market.
The people of the village of Katna consider Kantha stitch very close to their hearts. In fact, making kantha sarees is a ritual activity in this village. The newborns are welcomed with newly made kantha stitch sarees. Besides, for marriage and cremation kantha plays a vital role.
Depending upon the fabric, kantha stitch can be divided into seven types. Amongst the seven, the two most famous ones are Lep Kantha and Sujani Kantha.
Where to buy the best kantha stitch saree collection?
Well, the only place to buy the pure silk kantha stitch saree and kantha stitch on Bangalore silk are at Rapurnas. However, make sure that you maintain the sarees in the best possible way. After, all the kantha stitch sarees are the fruit of the weavers labors.