Kantha stitch

Kantha stitch, a popular style of hand embroidery using running stitch with simple needle comes from villages in West Bengal, in India. It is a significant symbol that displays the skill and talent of the rural women of Bengal. For decades Kantha embroidery has been the source of income for the rural women living in West Bengal. Depending upon the complexity of the design it can take several days to several months to complete one piece of  hand stitching work even by skilled women.

 

Kantha stitch