‘Nakshi Kantha’ – the word takes us down the memory lane towards one of the most referred to poems in Bengali by Jasimuddin. This poem talked about how a tragic story of love and waiting for your loved one was stitched onto a quilt. The poem created the perfect impression about Indian heritage, and the story became eternal through the weaving.
India’s rich culture and heritage are heavy with histories behind their signature fabrics. They attempt to make one aware of their geneses. The origin of this drapery has its roots in Bengal. What is fascinating about this fabric is that neither the material required is expensive nor are the threads; yet, this creation is exquisite and priceless in its creativity.
Traditional old sarees, dhotis and lungis were used earlier, and weaving stories into these materials was just a leisure time engagement. Weavers used to create these for families as personal favours. However, with the growth of this material’s popularity, it is now available commercially. India’s tradition and ethnic heritage find its full exposure here.