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celebrating kantha artisans

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I was not paying any attention to ongoing Lakme Fashion Week spring summer 2008, Mumbai until I saw this photo feeling a little heaviness around my vocal chords!

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It is a rarity, the kind of scene I have not seen before! A fashion designer brought with her kantha artisans on stage to take a bow . I have developed sudden admiration for fashion designer from Kolkatta; Agnimitra Paul who celebrated kantha embroiders in such a beautiful way. (Such things are long over-over due from fashion industry)

Just to celebrate kantha artisans, here are few random kantha work images and how-to and award-winning artisans’ work.

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How to do kantha work step by step. More here.

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What is kantha embroidery and history.

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A few award winning creations and the artisans.

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Kantha work pillows at Pottery Barn.

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