This is my second post in series Sarees of India. The first post is about a Banaras saree.
In this post sharing about Kantha Sarees of West Bengal.
West Bengal is famous for many kinds of handloom sarees. I can say Kantha saree is pride of West Bengal.
Kantha is kind of embroidery, which was used by Bengali women to make old clothes look attractive.(I will write about Kantha embroidery in the series "Embroideries of India".)
Kantha Sarees are normally available in silk , silk cotton or cotton materials. On plain saree very intricate embroidery is made with bright color threads. When I visited a craft fest I could capture photos some beautiful Kantha sarees.
Here are some Kantha sarees :
The colorful sarees , with very elegant Kantha embroidery , aren't these tempting ?
This I liked the most , Black and Orange combination, with leaves patterns embroidered on it.
The closer view of the motif:
If you are saree lover , then I feel at least one Kantha saree is must in your wardrobe. What do you opine?
Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,-Ranjana