Aankona

Aankona

Kantha means ‘Patched Cloth’, and the special significance of kantha is quilting—- a treasured art of every door where in, traditionally mothers and grandmothers would take 4 to 5 worn-out sarees, layer them together and create different darning stitches on them which they then used as extremely soft blankets to cover their children with, to make the child’s life more comfortable safe and snug on mild winter months in Bengal.....

For decades this predominantly female craft has been the source of income for the rural women which involves an utmost labour-intensive process as each individual needs to use their bare hands to weave the intricate stitches.

A housewife taking inspiration from this love and warmth passed down from one artisan daughter to another tried incorporating patterns and motifs from Indigenous cultures, heritage and folklore into her company creations and developing a narrative behind their work.
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