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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sarees of India 2- Kantha Sarees- Pride of West Bengal

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 :

Kantha Sarees

The colorful sarees , with very elegant Kantha embroidery , aren't these tempting ?


Kantha Sarees

This I  liked the most , Black and Orange combination, with leaves patterns embroidered on it.
Kantha Sarees
Yello, Blue , Creme and Pink, which one you liked the most?
Kantha Sarees 
Last time when I visited Kolkata , I could add some Kantha sarees to my wardrobe. One is green:
Kantha Sarees
I was mesmerized by the motif and the patch work combination .
The closer view of the motif: 
Kantha Sarees
Another is creme color , with very beautiful vine embroidery.
Kantha Sarees

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

14 comments:

  1. The work is awesome, thanks for a nice informative post and wish you a happy independence day.

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  2. Beautiful, my wife would love this.

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    1. Thank you Rajesh.All women , who loves saree would love Kantha sarees.

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  3. I have some. These are beautiful!

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  4. Congratulations for the IndiBlogger Award.Keep blogging.

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  5. Though I am not very fond of sarees but it looks beautiful.

    And many many congratulations on the IBA2013. :)

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  6. Hearty Congratulations on the IBA award, Ranjana !!!
    Kantha sarees are my favorite too!! These days, the reverse-kanthas are in fashion. The needle-art art was primarily popular in Bangladesh. We call it 'Nakshi-kantha'.
    Do take a look..
    Loved your collection!!

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    1. Thanks Panchali.
      I'm starting a series on Indian Traditional Embroidery. Definitely, I will study about Kantha work and write about those. Thanks for sharing the information.

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  7. Ranjana madam

    My sincere and Hearty Congratulations to you for winning Indi Blogger IBA 2013 award for this great blog of yours. Your dedicated efforts are clearly visible in your blog. Madam really a great effort. Keep up the good work.

    Ranjana madam please tell about me and my Heritage of India blog with your friends and others because i hope at least some of them have any Indian vintage postcards, art and culture prints of india, vintage photographs, souvenirs etc. relating to Indian Heritage and Culture and if they do not need them then some of them giving them to me by encouraging me. Ranjana madam i hope you understand.

    Ranjana madam once again my Hearty congratulations to you.

    Thanks
    Dokka Srinivasu

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    1. Thank you very much.
      I will definitely share about your collection. I just love your collections.

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