This genre of Kanthas drew their inspiration from the Kalighat paintings that were a popular genus of art prevalent in nineteenth-century Kolkata which satirized the emerging Anglicized elite 'babu' culture of Bengal.


  • Title: A Kalighat Kantha
  • Rights: Text and Photo from: 'Embroidering Futures - Repurposing the Kantha', edited by Ritu Sethi, published by India Foundation for the Arts, Bengaluru, India
  • Medium: Cotton

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