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Nakshi Kantha of Bengal

Authors (s): Sila Basak (Author)
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788121208994
Pages: 319p., Plates; Figures; Bibliography; Index; 29cm.
Pub. date: 01.01.2007, 1st ed.
Publisher: Gyan Publishing House
Language (s): English
Bagchee ID: BB39664
List price: US $ 113,00
Bagchee price: US $ 101,70
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Overview for Nakshi Kantha of Bengal

The Art of Kantha or embroidered quilt has been flourishing in rural Bengal for centuries. Its exquisite beauty was brought to the notice of city-dwellers, and to some extent, to the outside world. Dr. Sila Basak has now produced a commendable work on the Kantha art of Bengal, the result of extensive research, painstaking field-work, introspective analysis and collection of materials from far and near. She starts with a brief history of needlework. In the world and its practice in India from an early date. She dwells upon the large social content of the kantha that genuinely reflects the world of the Bengali women. A careful analysis further brings out the reflections of folk beliefs and practices, of religious ideas, of themes and characters from mythologies and epics, of flora and fauna, and finally of man and nature, The kantha, in its own way, depict the social and personal life of the people.

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