Kantha Stich Stole


Product: Kantha Stitch Stole

Category/Sub-Category: Kantha Stitch

Description:  Kantha is a form of embroidery often practised by rural women. The traditional form of Kantha embroidery was done with pieces of multi colored cloths, with a simple running stitch along the edges. This is an age old practice of Eastern part of India to use this design for variety of garments.

Place of Origin: West Bengal, India.


  1. Usually they are multicolored stitched cloths.
  2. Designs and patterns which is unique.
  3. It gives a traditional look for the person wearing it.
  4. Carries values of rich Indian age old tradition in look and feel.

Suggestion for Maintenance:

  1. Dry cleaning for tussar varieties recommended.
  2. In case you want to hand wash, use cold water and a mild liquid soap meant for delicate clothes.
  3. Do not wring excess water out. Dry fabric in shade as sun may cause the fabric to fade.
  4. Wash dark colors separately and never use chemical bleach.

Kantha (also spelled Kanta, and Qanta) is a type of embroidery craft in the eastern regions of the Indian subcontinent, specifically in West Bengal, Tripura and Odisha.

Kantha is a form of embroidery often practised by rural women. The traditional form of Kantha embroidery was done with cloth pieces, with a simple running stitch along the edges. Depending on the use of the finished product they were known as Lepkantha or Sujni Kantha.

The embroidered cloth has many uses including shawls, stoles, covers for mirrors, boxes, and pillows. In some cases, the entire cloth is covered with running stitches, employing beautiful motifs of flowers, animals birds and geometrical shapes, as well as themes from everyday activities. The stitching on the cloth gives it a slightly wrinkled, wavy effect. Contemporary Kantha is applied to a wider range of ladies garments other furnishing fabrics, mostly using cotton and silk.

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Weight 200 g


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