More unpacking

I’ve always wanted to own an example of kantha work as inspiration for workshops and just to enjoy. We found She, a self help enterprise which trains women in rural areas and sells their kantha embroideries in Kolkata. Of course, I fell in love with their textiles and bought two examples. Here is a detail of one of them, worked on silk.

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About Mary Sleigh

Textile artist, tutor and author - passionate about fabrics, stitching and helping others to develop ideas.
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4 Responses to More unpacking

  1. Amy says:

    Wonderful spring colours!!

  2. marysleigh says:

    I’m glad you like the colours. It is a wonderful textile completely worked in the most minute hand stitching in these colours. The whole Kantha shows nine Indian dancers in their gorgeous costumes.

  3. mahamaya says:

    I would love to show my nakshi kanthas which I make along with many kantha artisans.
    Please let me know whether you are interested in seeing my crafts.

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