Kantha Embroidered Journal

SKU: J305

Price:
Sale price₹ 690
Stock:
Only 1 unit left

Description

Our "Kantha Embroidery" textile journal is the perfect space for writing your thoughts, ideas, dreams, and adventures. 

  • Cover: Kantha embroidered textile sourced from cooperatives 
  • Paper: Mill-made paper from Sweden, wood-free
  • Page type: Lined, hand stitched.
  • of pages: 100 pages (50 leaves)
  • Fountain pen friendly: No
  • Use a gel or ball point pen.
  • Corners: Goldplated metallic
  • Paper Eco certification: EU Ecolabel, FSC® FSC-C020637
  • Size: A5
  • Dimension: 10.8 x 14.7 cms


Please note: Each piece is unique, there will be a slight variation in the design as the cloth for the covers are cut from a running piece of textile. There will be variations in embroidery as these are hand-embroidered.

About Kantha Embroidery:
Kantha is a type of free-style embroidery practiced by rural women in the eastern regions of India, specifically in the states of West Bengal, Tripura, and Odisha.

It was traditionally made from layers of old silk or cotton textile, which were sewn together to form a quilt, using a running stitch(Kantha stitch) with a relatively coarse thread. The layered quilts were then decorated with embroidery. In some cases, the entire cloth was covered with running stitches, employing beautiful motifs of flowers, animals, birds, geometrical shapes and themes from everyday activities.

With encouragement from co-operative societies and the government, Kantha embroidery is now in fashion and being used on textiles, saris, home furnishings and dress material.

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