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Summery Green - Dress

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Light green and summery cotton along with kantha work in shades of purple, yellow and white, make this dress material perfect for that summer day out. The colors used give contrast each other and simultaneously blend-in beautifully to make this look royal. The floral motifs used connect this deeply to the traditional culture of Bengal. Accompanied by a dupatta (used like a stole) with little purple flowers sewn across and a plain colored bottom cloth, this makes for a perfect attire.

Kantha is a traditional embroidery style of Bengal, India, involving simple, running stitches. Kanthas were made by women of all rural classes in Bengal, the rich landlord's wife making her own elaborate embroidered quilt, and the farmer's wife making her own thrifty, coverlet, equal in beauty and skill. The kantha in its simplest form was invented out of necessity for making quilts out of waste fabric. 'Kantha' means 'embroidered quilt' in Bengali. Bengali women used to reuse old silk and muslin sarees for making quilts in this way. Kantha embroidery is believed to have been in vogue for over 5 centuries.

It is believed that Lord Buddha and his disciples used to patch rags together with kantha to make quilts to cover themselves. Motifs, both simple and elaborate, images of gods and goddesses, flowers, animals as well as geometric patterns are used in kanta work.


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