The Splendor of Kantha

The enamoured of a handcrafted piece of clothing is an art of precision, perfection and rarity. With the advent of machine embroidery and weaving of fabrics, the age-old handloom industry and hand embroidery is a dying art. This is why when one comes across an authentic traditional weave, it becomes a rejoice for the art connoisseur. One such art is kantha work that has taken the art community by storm with its simple ordinary stitches and extraordinary marvel.

Hailed as one among the more creative styles of desi embroidery, the raw indigenous simplicity of kantha will make you fall in love with it. It is a speciality of Bangladesh, West Bengal, Odisha where it has its roots of inception and is now working its way into haute couture labels. Its origin is again an interesting tale, to begin with. It all started when housewives in the eastern part of India decided to mend, upcycle or reuse old or worn fabric by padding them together by layering and stitching. The humble running stitch has now carved its way in the personal collection of beautiful textiles of art lovers.

Kantha has undergone a facelift since those times and is now an elaborate work of expression of creativity. This needlework used on fabrics is now draped proudly as sarees, dress materials, dupattas and home decor items. The modern-day spin to this art includes colourful embroidery on silk, muslin and various other fabrics. The pattern is vertical, horizontal and even juxtaposed with each other making them look beautiful in various styles.
At Luxurion World we believe in sharing the folk art in a contemporary style. Sarees that are colourful and vibrant or monochrome and dignified are all a part of this collection. The craftsmen’s expression is so diverse and different and yet the finished product is undeniably chic and cool. Kantha work sarees, dupattas and salwar suits can be worn on celebratory occasions and formal dos with equal ease and élan. It is the trust of the wearer and the dexterity of the weaver that has placed us where we are today. Let the proficiency of this form of art carve its way into your heart and wardrobe for
eternity.