Paar' Kantha, Bengal

circa late 19th century

Craft Revival Trust

Craft Revival Trust
New Delhi, India

The paar kanthas were quilted and embroidered using borders or paar as a linear design element. The embroidered borders, running parallel along the length of the kantha were often repeated in a mirror image, with the space between the border patterns providing relief and allowing for the dense kantha quilting.


  • Title: Paar' Kantha, Bengal
  • Date Created: circa late 19th century
  • Rights: Text and Photo from: 'Embroidering Futures - Repurposing the Kantha', edited by Ritu Sethi, published by India Foundation for the Arts, Bengaluru, India

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