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Nakshi Kantha Of Bengal
Nakshi Kantha Of Bengal
 
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Author : Sila Basak
Publisher : Gyan
ISBN# : 81-212-0899-8
Pages : 319
Price :INR 1800
Offer Price:INR 1602
 
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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 needle work 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 woman. 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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