Rediscovering Kantha

Kantha is an extensive work of embroidery art which originated from West Bengal, India. Kantha stitches embody beautiful patterns of flowers, animals, birds and geometrical shapes, as well as themes from everyday activities. It is one of the most versatile embroideries and you will notice it not only on sarees, dupattas  and suits but also on cushions, quilts and curtains.

But in case you are thinking Kantha embroidery looks good only with ethnic wear, here are some ideas on how you can use your traditional Kantha wear to give your outfits a trendy look!


Five Interesting Ways To Wear Kantha

#1 Use Kantha dupatta as a shrug

Wondering what to do with Kantha dupattas lying in your wardrobe? Wear them as a shrug over your top and make your own fashion statement!





You can also accessorize the Kantha Shrug with a belt as shown in the picture below. Just right for your brunch look!





Check out beautiful Tussar Silk Kantha dupattas at Kraftberry here!


#2 Drape kantha dupatta as a scarf

This one is easy and will brighten up any outfit. Just use your Kantha dupatta as a scarf.


#3 Convert kantha quilt into a trendy jacket

Refurbish the Kantha quilts lying in the house into jackets and spice up your winter wardrobe.



#4 Convert your old cotton Kantha sari into a skirt

Doll up in a skirt and own this look like no one else.You can pick a cotton kantha saree or a tussar one with a light border. The length of the skirt is totally up to you and you can either opt for a knee-length skirt or a long one. The result is anyway going to be spectacular!



#5 Create bags 

Use old kantha cushion covers or bed covers to create bags and clutches and you’re ready to become the next big style icon for your friends and family










Now once you have your hands on a Kantha saree, dupatta or a quilt, do give the above inventive ideas a thought. So, which of these and how many such outfits and accessories are you going to churn out? 


Source for Pictures: Gleamberry; Pintrest;WonderingSilk;Strandofsilk

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