Nakshi kantha is a traditional running stitch from Bengal, made up of motifs influenced by religion, culture and the lives of the women stitching them. These silk wraps are covered in all-over, illustrative embroidery and showcase the finest of the nakshi kantha tradition.
They are one of a kind, and fabulous wearable pieces of art.
These stunning pieces are embroidered by a women producer group in West Bengal using a beautiful hand woven tussar silk which has a luxurious feel and slightly slubbed texture. The silk will become exquisitely soft with wear.
Handwork is exclusively done by women from highly marginalised communities. This work provides their only opportunity for earning income in their villages. The home-based work is suitable for all women and prevents urban migration.
Maintaining highest quality levels and use of traditional techniques and motifs ensures this ancient skill is preserved.
Each wrap can take up to 6 months to create.
We will send you printed details of how these fabulous wraps are made.
Entirely hand made processes mean this item is eco-friendly. All materials are natural and thus bio-degradable
100% silk with cotton stitching, these wraps may contain faint trace lines which will come out with wear and cleaning.Dry cleaning recommended.
Measures approximately 245 by 85cm (96" by 35") with small variations.