region: Kantha is an embroidery style that originated in West Bengal. In the past, it was used to transform old, used fabric into an embroidered textile.
end use: Kanthas were mainly used as quilts and also offered to special guests to sit or sleep on it. It was presented to the bride and groom as well as used to wrap valuables and gifts. other uses of Kantha include bags for keeping money and book cover.
Nowadays, Kantha embroidery is done on single layer of white or coloured fabric base using contemporary motifs. The product range includes stoles, dupattas, saris and suit materials