Kantha stitch (or embroidery) is one of the most famous forms of traditional embroidery from the state of West Bengal in India. Originally done on blankets (made out of old sarees), today, it has evolved into a fine art form which finds expression in the most exquisitely embroidered Sarees, suits, shirts and a whole range of garments.
I got myself this beautiful Kantha Stitch Saree in Silk during my one of my visits to Kolkata and wore it on Day 3 evening of Durga Puja. I paired it up with the classic RuHH Kanphool earrings.
Saree: Shantiniketan local stall at Kolkata exhibition
Watch: Titan Raga
Shantiniketan is a creative hotbed of many innovations in arts & handicrafts in West Bengal and some of the most unique creations in new types of print making, embroidery and other traditional handicrafts emerge from here. This Kantha stitch silk Saree is from an artists’ cooperative from shantiniketan and the unique thing about the Saree is the combined art of batik printing along with kantha embroidery. The Saree has been first printed using the technique of batik printing, over which fine kantha embroidery has been done.
I chose to go the classic look with golden earrings from RuHH (simply awesome pair) and watch from Titan Raga collection (gift from Mum).
I think I look like a picture perfect Indian lady in Saree.