Village Kantha stitch embroidered Shawl

£210.00

This shawl is a wonderful example of Village Kantha stitch embroidery from Bengal.

The shawl has been hand woven in...

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Vendor: House Of Eunice

This shawl is a wonderful example of Village Kantha stitch embroidery from Bengal.

The shawl has been hand woven in a beautiful Bronze coloured silk, and then fully hand Kantha embroidered over the whole of the Shawl. One of the very special aspects to this shawl is that it was embroidered by a mother and her daughter in the comfort of their own home in west Bengal. When looking closer at the detail of the embroidery, you can actually see where the mother was working and where the daughter was working on the shawl, as they worked from each end and embroidered their way to meeting in the middle. The mother's embroidery is very densely filled and heavily embroidered demonstrating her experience and level of skill, whereas the daughters embroidery is not so densely filled but still beautifully embroidered. These are the details that give each individual shawl that uniqueness and connection to the people who made it.