Vintage Kantha Textile With Bodhi Leaves, Pink And Green Border
Vintage Kantha with fine quilting, decorated with a central flower surrounded by water and tree of life motifs. They are carefully embroidered with a mixture of silk and cotton in gorgeous colours, soft cream with stronger shades of red, burgundy, green and blue. The heart shaped leaves are from the Bodhi tree and sacred to Buddhists and Hindus, as it was under a Bodhi tree that Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. The kantha is finished with a soft red, pink and green wide embroidered border. Very good condition with a barely noticeable repair and one faint stain. Bengal, c1950.
197cm x 134cm (77.6 inches x 52.8 inches)