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KANTHA WITH SUNBURST MOTIF

WEST BENGAL/BANGLADESH
CIRCA 1930
Handspun and handwoven cotton, hand embroidered with cotton thread
40.75 x 55 in (103.6 x 140.3 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Private Collection, South India

Kantha embroidery from West Bengal transforms the simple running stitch into sublime works of art. Intricate and detailed patterns based in the natural world and the cosmos are embroidered on quilts, dhotis, sarees, and fabric. The art is passed on from mother to daughter and was encouraged as a living tradition in Santiniketan in the 1940s, and again through government and private initiatives in the 1980s.







  Lot 12 of 68  

LIVING TRADITIONS: FOLK AND TRIBAL ART
19-20 APRIL 2017

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KANTHA SUNBURST MOTIF


 









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