nakshi-kantha [kantha is the embroidery and nakshi-kantha is an embroidered quilt |  bangledesh & west bengal

nakshi-kantha [kantha is the embroidery and nakshi-kantha is an embroidered quilt | bangledesh & west bengal

Bed Cover, Kantha, Srimirthi (Mrs.) Lokhibala Dashi. 1920-1960. From the Fitzgerald Collection. Until the mid-20th century, women throughout West Bengal made embroidered cloths called kantha from used garments, first pieced together and then embroidered with simple darning and running stitches. See it now at the TMC in the exhibition, Perpetual Motion, on view until March 10, 2013.

Bed Cover, Kantha, Srimirthi (Mrs.) Lokhibala Dashi. 1920-1960. From the Fitzgerald Collection. Until the mid-20th century, women throughout West Bengal made embroidered cloths called kantha from used garments, first pieced together and then embroidered with simple darning and running stitches. See it now at the TMC in the exhibition, Perpetual Motion, on view until March 10, 2013.

Tribal warli art. Geometric designs are the dominant patterns in Warli paintings. Warli art is known for its monochromatic depictions that express the folk life of socio-religious customs, imaginations and beliefs.

Tribal warli art. Geometric designs are the dominant patterns in Warli paintings. Warli art is known for its monochromatic depictions that express the folk life of socio-religious customs, imaginations and beliefs.

Kolam or rangoli drawings made with rice flower or coloured sand. Contest during a festival in Mylapore, India

Kolam or rangoli drawings made with rice flower or coloured sand. Contest during a festival in Mylapore, India

N e e d l e p r i n t: 40 Superb Bengali Quilts (Kanthas) on Exhibit * 12 December '09 - 25 July '10 * Perelman Building, Philadephia Museum of Art

N e e d l e p r i n t: 40 Superb Bengali Quilts (Kanthas) on Exhibit * 12 December '09 - 25 July '10 * Perelman Building, Philadephia Museum of Art

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