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bengali culture nakshi kantha

Fadiyah Sameh
Fadiyah Sameh
Posted: 2015-04-05

With the tradition of many Thousand Years, Nakshi Kantha is another noteworthy part of Bangladeshi culture. Nakshi Kantha (embroidered quilt), aforesaid to be autochthonal to Asian country, is created from previous cotton garments, preponderantly discarded dress, loincloth and lungi. Kanthas vary from utilitarian quilts to fine decorated heirlooms. Looking on the thickness, three to seven saris area unit, stratified and thickened with the easy stitch, this usually produces a rippled result. Thread drawn from colored dress borders would be accustomed embroider motifs or border patterns imitative of dress borders. Nakshi kantha is a strong cultural asset for Bangladesh. It is even found in the medieval literature. The Nakshi Kantha has gotten more popularity from the poem “Nakshi Kantha” written by most famous poet “Jasimuddin” in 1929. From time to time Bangladeshi women’s recycling the tradition and start making various things with converting the worn-out cotton saris into usable bags, quilt, mirror cases, book cover and more interesting things. The designs of Nakshi Kantha describe many things. It can be used in such ceremonies or things like Hindu festivals, dance festivals, marriage ceremonies, folk festival, flowers, boat, Budhisht festival etc. Muslim women’s especially give their attention on floral and geometric designs on making stars, minarets, domes etc. A large variety of kanthas show the ingenious use of the stitch for operating motifs and border patterns. The Chatai Nakshi Kantha stitches square measure found in some places of Jessore, Kushtia, Pabna, Rajshahi, Citrus limonia and Mymensingh. Different varieties of kanthas embrace the pad tola kantha, which is decorated entirely with saree border patterns, and also the lohori kantha, within which thick yarn is employed for shut pattern fix. Within the most involved of pad tola kanthas, there's no area between the concentric border patterns, in order that the whole kantha appears apparently to be a bit of woven material.

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