Vintage Textile – Vintage Kantha with Water Motif border


A stunning vintage Kantha with fine quilting, embroidered in rich red, blue, green and black cotton thread on layers of off-white cotton. It features a traditional Bengali design with tree of life motifs reaching from each corner towards a central mandala. There are fish, flowers, an elephant, Bengali script and what are probably fishing tools. Kanthas are very personal in the stories they tell and this one is typical of the life of a fisherman’s family. The Kantha is decorated with a wide embroidered border featuring circular water motifs. Very good condition, with a couple of faint stains reflective of its age and use as a treasured household item. Bengal c1940

170cm x 120cm (66.9 inches x 47.2 inches)

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