Kantha is an indigenous household craft, being practiced today by millions of rural women mainly in the districts of Birbhum, Burdwan, Hooghly, 24 Parganas North and South and Murshidabad and remains as the most creative of all embroidery styles in this part of India. The later influence of Hinduism, in the making of Kanthas for religious ceremonies, pujas, weddings and births, gave the art its place as a vehicle of significant cultural meaning. The real value of Kantha embroidery lies in its fine craftsmanship and vignette of daily folk life motifs being a favourite of the embroiderers. Kantha stitched sarees depict stories, day to day activities, animal characters, flowers on the fabric. Embroidery gives the saree a little wavy and wrinkled look. Thus, our motive is not only to save a dying art, but also make room for a great economic activity for West Bengal women. Each saree takes weeks or sometimes even months to prepare, depending on the intricacy of the embroidered patterns. This in turn, determines the final price of a kantha saree.
Murshidabad Silk Sarees have Unmatched Sophistication and Are Popular Among The Indian Upper Middle Class Saree Wearers. Intricately Woven By Hand Interspersed With The Delicacy Of The Extra Weft Motifs That Has For Times Immemorial Satisfied The Refined Tastes Of The Royalty.